The beloved Atlantic Puffin was nearly extinct, till some enterprising scientists came to its rescue...
Puffins along the coast of Maine were once hunted to near-extinction. Now, through a careful breeding program, scientists eagerly await the puffins' return each year to hatch their young. With cheerful illustrations and clear text, Gail Gibbons explains the conservation program and the life cycle of this amazing bird.
Explore the World with Gail Gibbons is a collection that encourages young readers to make new discoveries about a broad spectrum of topics from farming, to hurricanes, to house-building, to animal life-cycles. But The Puffins Are Back is a particularly special book for Gail, as she lives nearby a puffin sanctuary during the summer every year. This inspired her to share their ongoing story.
About the Author
According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." The multi award-winning Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Regina Medal, the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.