Hummingbird Nest by Kristine O'Connell George
A Journal of Poems

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For two glorious months, one lucky family gets an intimate peek at the daily activities of a mother hummingbird and her babies. Nest building, egg hatching, flying lessons--the family sees it all unfold on the back patio. Share the experience through this poignant journal of poems filled with funny observations, fascinating hummingbird facts, and unforgettable moments.

Includes an author's note, a fact list, and suggestions for further reading.

About Kristine O'Connell George

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KRISTINE O'CONNELL GEORGE's children's books have won many major poetry awards and garnered numerous starred review. She lives in the Santa Monica Mountains in California.BARRY MOSER is the acclaimed illustrator of many books for children and adults, including Telling Time with Big Mama Cat and Sit, Truman!, both written by Dan Harper and co-illustrated with Cara Moser, and That Summer by Tony Johnston. He lives in western Massachusetts.
Published April 1, 2004 by Harcourt Children's Books. 48 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Paired to pale, delicately brushed close-ups done with Moser’s trademark realism, George’s simple poetic observations follow a mother hummingbird as she builds her nest—“Even after days of work / she’s still fussing, tucking— / feathers, cobwebs, a tuft / of silky grass”—lays two tiny eggs, then ...

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George effectively employs different perspectives, as in the humorous piece "The Dog Complains": "That bird/ is making a mess —/ splashing,/ flapping./ .../ What can that bird be thinking?/ Bathtub?/ Swimming hole?/ Out bird!

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Broad Street Review: Hugo Wolf’s ‘Spanish Songs’: Dual recitalFebruary Letters: Football, religion and violence…Schulner’s ‘Infinite Ache’ at Theatre HorizonElem Klimov’s ‘Come and See’Alvin Ailey at the MerriamMy parents and my housekeeperInflated résumés and ‘encouraged memory’Tempesta di Mare’...

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