Houghton Mifflin Reading: The Nation's Choice: Theme Paperbacks, Above-Level Grade 3.2 Theme 4 - In Good Hands: Behind the Scenes

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With their piercing eyes and powerful wings, raptors--hawks, eagles, owls, and other birds of prey--command humans' respect and awe. Yet because of people's carelessness, along with the everyday perils of field and forest, these magnificent birds are sometimes injured or orphaned. Those fortunate enough to be found near the Vermont Raptor Center--and other places like it around the country--get expert help. In the capable and caring hands of volunteers such as young Hannah Regier, many of these birds are nursed back to health and eventually released. In this engaging photo essay, author-photographer Stephen R. Swinburne takes readers behind the scenes at the center. Through Hannah's eyes, readers will gain a new appreciation for these fascinating birds and will share her quiet satisfaction when they are able to return to the wild.

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