Fire Bird: The Kirtland's Warbler Story (Hardcover)
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Chip-chip-che-way-o! This is the song of the endangered Kirtland's Warbler. The birds live in the jack pine forests of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada. Every fall they fly 1500 miles to the Bahamas. Every spring, they return home. Their forests need fire to renew so they can build a nest. How can they survive?
About the Author
Amy S. Hansen has published 25 books and hundreds of articles for children, most of them about the science of everyday life. Her book, Bugs and Bugsicles: Insects in the Winter, earned the John Burroughs Award for Excellence in Nature for Young Readers, while her book, Geothermal Energy, Hot Stuff!, won a Junior Library Guild Award. Amy studied at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and learned about jack pines and the Kirtland’s Warbler while getting her Master’s degree. Amy currently lives in Greenbelt, Maryland with her husband and two sons, but visits Michigan several times a year to visit with family.
Janet W. Oliver is an artist from Traverse City, Michigan and owner of Grand Traverse Arts (GrandTraverseArts.com). She specializes in watercolor painting, but also creates acrylic paintings and pen & ink illustrations. Janet loves nature and the beauty within, which is captured in her work. She also enjoys painting historical landmarks, people, and animals. In addition to artwork, Janet spent years in higher education working in media, and instructional technology for students and faculty. She also has taught in watercolor painting. She has a Master’s degree in Communication, Bachelor’s degree in Television Production, and an Associates in Commercial Art.