Flyaway






I give my full recommendation for Flyaway, the best nonfiction book about animals I've read since James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small," and best nature book since Annie Dillard's "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek."
-Bluestalking

Excellent writing, fascinating stories, an educational, entertaining, engaging, laugh-out-loud funny, touching and sometimes sad book … what I loved most was the fact that the book is hilarious. At times, I laughed so hard I had tears streaming down my face.
-Bookfoolery & Babble

Gilbert's prose reads easily, ushered along by her clear, knowledgeable explanations of biology, medicine, natural history, nutrition, and animal behavior ... strongly recommended.
-Henry T. Armistead, Library Journal

"Flyaway" is one of the funniest, most captivating memoirs I have read in a long time … it manages to find the perfect balance of emotion, information, fact and well-written prose. Compellingly readable.
-Regular Rumination

Compulsive reading … Suzie Gilbert has one of the most likeable memoir voices I've ever encountered. Her countless episodes of rehabilitating wild animals are truly entrancing, and her narrative spellbinding. I loved this book.
-The Stay At Home Bookworm

This is the story of Suzie Gilbert and her astounding love for wild birds. Both amazingly tender and heart-rendingly sad, the story of Suzie and her avian companions will bring its readers both joyous smiles and sorrowful tears. An amazingly worthwhile read.
-Raging Bibliomania

As soon as I started the first chapter of "Flyaway" I was hooked. This is a delightful book filled with humor, sadness, discovery, and most of all, life. This is truly a remarkable story and I highly recommend "Flyaway" to all my readers.
-The Road To Here



Hawk Hill

When a lonely boy who loves birds begins to share in the rescue of injured raptors, he finds hope, friendship and a profound connection with wild creatures. The striking paintings, paired with an eloquent text, make for the finest natural history title of the year.
- Smithsonian

A wealth of information on raptors can easily be absorbed from this readable story of a shy boy who becomes a helper at a wildlife rehabilitation center. This is a fine introduction to the world of raptors and to the patient work of the nature lovers who care for the wounded and helpless birds. It satisfies both as a narrative and as a well-researched source of information that can be used with science projects or read aloud to a class.
- School Library Journal

Suzie Gilbert's lyrical text is paired perfectly with watercolor paintings by best-selling artist Sylvia Long. "Hawk Hill" is a poignant reminder that hope and friendship are often found in unexpected places.
-Goodreads




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