Maggie the One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon: A True Story of Rescue and Rehabilitation

Maggie the One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon: A True Story of Rescue and Rehabilitation

by Christie Gove-Berg

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Overview

Maggie has just learned to fly when she crashes into the side of a building. She falls to the ground, alone and injured. Who will help her? As told with real photographs, this true story explains how wildlife hospitals rescue and treat injured animals. Their goal is to release the animals back into the wild. Sometimes, this isn't possible--but there can still be a happy ending. Maggie's story, written by Christie Gove-Berg, is just such a success!


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591936305
Publisher: Adventure Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/04/2016
Series: Wildlife Rescue Stories
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Lexile: 520L (what's this?)
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Christie Gove-Berg loves nature and wildlife. Her first book, Esther the Eaglet: A True Story of Rescue and Rehabilitation, was written after an injured eaglet was rescued on Christie's parents' land. This second story was inspired by Maggie, a young Peregrine Falcon who was injured while learning to fly. Maggie is now an educational bird at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. A portion of the profits from each book sold will go to the Wildlife Center of Virginia. Christie has been a member of the Forest Lake Writer's Workshop for eight years, and she has written three books. She spends her free time with her family.

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Maggie practices flying. She leaves the nest to explore. The sun warms her as she glides past buildings. 

A strong wind lifts her. Maggie starts to turn, but she is pushed sideways by the breeze. Suddenly, in front of her, there is a building. It is close. Too close.

CRASH!

Maggie tumbles downward. She falls fast. She cannot stop.

***

And then she is on the ground. The pavement is hot. There are people everywhere. They lean in close. 

Maggie realizes that her beak hurts. Her eyes aren’t working right. What’s wrong with her? Maggie cries out in fear and pain.

Special people come and pick her up. They seem to know what to do. She is put inside a crate and taken out of the city.

***

The people move her into a building. They call the place a wildlife hospital. They bring her to a quiet room and lift her from the crate. 

Maggie shivers in fright. They shine a light in her eyes and stretch out her wings. They poke her with something sharp and take pictures of her. Maggie is too tired to fight. She lets them care for her.

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