Wisdom the Midway Albatross

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Author: Darcy Pattison

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 1684443245

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Wisdom, the Midway Albatross—the oldest bird in the world—hatched a new chick in 2011, and two months later, the Japanese tsunami struck. Surviving manmade and natural disasters for over 60 years, Wisdom has braved living wild, plastic pollution, longline fishing, lead poisoning, and the Japanese earthquake. In this “Biography in Text and Art,” Harvill takes original photos as references to create accurate wildlife illustrations. These aren’t generic birds, but one particular individual in detail. Pattison’s careful research, vetted by scientists in the field, brings to life this this true story of an infant cub that must face a complicated world alone—and find a way to survive.

Wisdom the Midway Albatross

WISDOM. Laysan Albatross, Phoebastria immutabilis The Laysan Albatross is best known for its gliding flight, ... Though large for a seabird, the Laysan is small for an albatross. ... Born: Unknown, presumed Midway Atoll, c. 1950.

Author: Darcy Pattison

Publisher: Mims House

ISBN: 0979862183

Category: Nature

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The oldest wild bird in the world faced yet another danger when the Japanese Tsunami struck Midway Island where she lives. This is Wisdom's astounding story of survival of manmade and natural disasters for over 60 years. She has survived the dangers of living wild, plastic pollution, longline fishing, lead poisoning, and the Japanese earthquake. At 65+ years old, she's still alive and still laying eggs and hatching chicks. A must-read true story to capture the imagination of children of any age. Darcy Pattison's Wisdom, the Midway Albatross inspires young scientists and nature lovers with a true story of an individual animal in an easy to read format with captivating illustrations. It's the first of a series of fascinating animal biographies for elementary readers. Pattison's science-related books bring kids face to face with the basic questions of science and help them think like scientists. You'll be awed and inspired as you read this amazing story of survival and hope amidst the difficulties of life. As you read it, think of this majestic albatross soaring over the deep blue sea, wild and free. WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK: "It's marvelous! I LOVE it! And I got a lump in my throat, tears! And I'm a biologist! Your book is beautiful, meaningful, simple, elegant.........thank you for caring, thank you for sharing this story!" Kim Rivera, National Seabird Coordinator, NOAA Fisheries, Deputy ARA, Protected Resources Division, Alaska Region "Wisdom's story makes my heart soar." Kirby Larson, author of Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival and Winner of the Newbery Honor for Hattie Big Sky. "On December 10, 1956, early in my first visit to Midway, I banded 99 incubating Laysan Albatrosses in the 'downtown' area of Sand Island, Midway. Wisdom (band number 587-51945) is still alive, healthy, and incubating again in December 2011. While I have grown old and gray and get around only with the use of a cane, Wisdom still looks and acts just the same as on the day I banded her. . . remarkable true story. . . beautifully illustrated in color." Chandler S. Robbins, Sc.D, Senior Scientist (Retired), USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD. Q & A WITH THE AUTHOR Q - How would you describe your animal biographies? A –Many science and nature books talk about endangered species. Instead, I wanted to tell stories about individual animals. It’s not easy to find a story of an individual because so few are tracked across their lifetime. Wisdom’s story was amazing because she’s been banded since December 10, 1956. While we don’t know everything about her life, we can infer a lot by studying the natural history of her habitat. Her life has been impacted by storms – tropical storms, hurricanes, tsunamis—and by every type of pollution that exists in the Pacific Ocean. I find the story of ONE bird much more interesting than the story of an entire species. Q - Why did you want to write science for kids? A –I love the basic questions of science: What happened? Why did it happen? Can you describe and explain this natural phenomenon? I want to inspire kids to think like scientists, to be awed at the world that surrounds them. Ultimately, I hope some of my readers go on to make amazing discoveries, to save the Earth from all sorts of pollutions and dangers, and add to the growing body of knowledge about the planet on which we live. Q - What does it mean to you when readers buy your books? A - It's an honor. I hope that these humble stories of the world around us invoke a sense of wonder and awe. Bringing stories to kids is an amazing privilege. Please—share the books with a kid you love.

Longing for Normal

... The Wayfinder (Greenwillow), 19 Girls and Me (Philomel), Prairie Storms (Sylvan Dell), Desert Baths (Desert Baths), and Wisdom, the Midway Albatross (Mims House.) Her work has been recognized by *starred reviews* in Kirkus, BCCB, ...

Author: Darcy Pattison

Publisher: Mims House

ISBN: 1629440434

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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A boy unites an immigrant community and rebuilds his family–using a simple sourdough bread recipe.

Eliot Winston, a grieving son, must convince his new step-mother – now Griff Winston’s widow – to adopt him. But when she married Griff Winston, Marj hadn’t bargained on being the single mother of a twelve-year-old boy. Alli Flynn, a foster child new to the school, convinces Eliot that he must fight to keep his family intact and the best way to do that is to help Mrs. Winston with the Bread Project, a fund raising project for the school. With his whole future at stake, Eliot tries hard to please Marj; but as the deadlines near for the Bread Project and for Marj to sign his adoption papers, Eliot finds it harder and harder to hang on to hope.

In the tradition of Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt, this story follows two kids who search for a family and a home.


Abayomi the Brazilian Puma

Recent titles include Wisdom, the Midway Albatross (Mims House), Up, Up, Up! It's ApplePicking Time (Holiday House) and Vida Livre (published in Brazil). Born in Clarksville,Tennessee, Harvill holds degrees in painting and illustration.

Author: Darcy Pattison

Publisher: Mims House

ISBN: 1629440027

Category: Nature

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***NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book 2015*** When a mother puma, an attempt to steal a chicken, she is caught in a trap and dies. The search is on for orphaned cubs. Will the scientists be able to find the cubs before their time runs out? In this “Biography in Text and Art,” Harvill takes original photos as references to create accurate wildlife illustrations. These aren’t generic cats, but one particular individual in detail. Pattison’s careful research, vetted by scientists in the field, brings to life this this true story of an infant cub that must face a complicated world alone—and find a way to survive. Cutting Edge Environmental Science Today, scientists are working to create corridors, places for wildlife to safely travel from one wild place to another. The survival of this puma may depend on how fast scientists can develop corridors in the midst of a heavily populated area. This story shows the results of spreading population and loss of habitat on wild animals. Praise for WISDOM THE MIDWAY ALBATROSS: SURVIVING THE JAPANESE TSUNAMI AND OTHER DISASTERS FOR OVER 60 YEARS ". . .Pattison writes crisply and evocatively. . ." "Harvill contributes carefully detailed and naturalistic illustrations. . " Publisher's Weekly Starred Review

2014 Children s Writer s Illustrator s Market

For my picture book, Wisdom, The Midway Albatross, here are some of the promotional activities I've done: created a website (albatross.darcypattison.com) postcards free coloring pages contacted conference organizers for scientific ...

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1599637448

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 442

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The most trusted guide to the world of children's publishing! If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2014 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 26th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you'll find more than 650 listings for children's book markets (publishers, agents, magazines, and more)--including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. You'll also find: • Interviews with some of today's hottest authors and illustrators, including author R.L. Stine (the Goosebumps series), author Marie Lu (Legend), author Beth Revis (Across the Universe), and illustrator Debbie Ridpath (I'm Bored, written by Michael Ian Black). • The ever-popular "First Books" article, where debut writers and illustrators explain what they did right and how you can follow in their footsteps to success. • In-depth articles on picture books, query letters, novel voice, author platform, the status of indie-publishing, literary agents, and more. Includes "New Agent Spotlights"--profiles on literary reps actively seeking new writers of children's books right now. "I buy a copy of Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market every single year. It's the definitive, must-have resource for children's publishing." --Jesse Klausmeier, author of the picture book Open This Little Book "Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is a great resource for artists and writers who are ready to share their talent with the world." --Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries

Ecologies of Guilt in Environmental Rhetorics

Nearly 70% of the world's population of Laysan albatross make Midway their breeding grounds, and have done so for generations. Wisdom, a Laysan albatross and world's oldest known bird in the wild, was banded there on December 10, 1956.

Author: Tim Jensen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030056511

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

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Environmental rhetorics have expanded awareness of mass extinction, climate change, and pervasive pollution, yet failed to generate collective action that adequately addresses such pressing matters. This book contends that the anemic response to ecological upheaval is due, in part, to an inability to navigate novel forms of environmental guilt. Combining affect theory with rhetorical analysis to examine a range of texts and media, Ecologies of Guilt in Environmental Rhetorics positions guilt as a keystone emotion for contemporary environmental communication, and explores how it is provoked, perpetuated, and framed through everyday discourse. In revealing the need for emotional literacies that productively engage our complicity in global ecological harm, the book looks to a future where guilt—and its symbiotic relationships with anger, shame, and grief—is shaped in tune with the ecologies that sustain us.

Desert Baths

In addition to Desert Baths and Prairie Storms with Sylvan Dell, other recent titles include Wisdom: The Midway Albatross and 11 Ways to Ruin a Photograph. She also authored the ebook, How to Write a Children's Book and the teacher ...

Author: Darcy Pattison

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing

ISBN: 1607185253

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A story about twelve animals and how they stay clean in a dry parched environment, including a bobcat, a quail, and a roadrunner.

The Nantucket Sea Monster

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Author: Darcy Pattison

Publisher: Mims House

ISBN: 1629440841

Category: Social Science

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A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION | 2018 NCTE Notable Children's Book in Language Arts. Do you believe everything you read in the newspaper?Early in August 1937, a news flash came: a sea monster had been spotted lurking off the shore of Nantucket Island. Historically, the Massachusetts island had served as port for whaling ships. Eyewitnesses swore this wasn't a whale, but some new, fearsome creature. As eyewitness account piled up, newspaper stories of the sea monster spread quickly. Across the nation, people shivered in fear.Then, footprints were found on a Nantucket beach. Photographs were sent to prominent biologists for their opinion. Discussion swirled about raising a hunting party. On August 18, news spread across the island: the sea monster had been captured. Islanders ran to the beach and couldn't believe their eyes. This nonfiction picture book is a perfect tool to discuss non-political fake news stories. Back matter discusses the freedom of the press guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Quotes from Thomas Jefferson make it clear that fake news has always been one of the costs of a free press. A Timeline lists actual events in the order they occurred. A vocabulary list defines relevant words.

My Crazy Dog

House.com Wisdom, the Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and other Disasters for Over 60 Years (nonfiction picture book, StarTed FW TEview 2014–15 Sakura Medal Reading List – Children's book award from the Englishspeaking ...

Author: Darcy Pattison

Publisher: Mims House

ISBN: 1629440531

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Writing Prompts and Writing Inspiration for Kids. A romp with his best friend, a Bernese Mountain Dog, inspires Dennis to write a narrative essay. Recently, Mom asked Dennis to put a leash on Clark Kent so they could take the dog to the veterinarian for shots. Clark gave them all a merry chase! There’s lots of action to love here—and great verbs for Dennis’s narrative essay. Writing Prompts and Writing Inspiration for Kids The Read and Write Series I Want a Dog: My Opinion Essay, Book 1 I Want a Cat: My Opinion Essay, Book 2 My Crazy Dog: My Narrative Essay, Book 3 My Dirty Dog: My Informative Essay, Book 4 When Dennis has to write a narrative essay, he naturally turns to his dog for something to write about. Recently, Mom asked Dennis to put a leash on Clark Kent so they could take the dog to the veterinarian for shots. Clark gave them all a merry chase! This is an entertaining writing lesson wrapped up in a simple story.

My STEAM Notebook

MORE SCIENCE AND WRITING BOOKS THE READ AND WRITE SERIES I Want a Dog: My Opinion Essay I Want a Cat: My Opinion Essay My Crazy Dog: My Informative Essay THE ANIMAL BIOGRAPHY SERIES Wisdom, the Midway Albatross Abayomi, the Brazilian ...

Author: Darcy Pattison

Publisher: Mims House

ISBN: 1629440787

Category: Education

Page: 155

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My STEAM Notebook is an elementary science interactive workbook that brings the past into the future in a powerful way. Primary source documents from 150 years of American scientists provide an amazing look into the practice of keeping a science notebook. Featuring notebooks from ten scientists, students learn how to write and draw in ways that help develop their understanding of science. The workbook helps teachers implement the Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core State Standards for ELA, and the STEAM initiative. Historical documents are interspersed with notebook pages for students to use in recording observations. Historical documents will:*Emphasize the importance of writing in science and model effective writing and drawing to record observations*Introduce students to eleven American scientists who have made lasting contributions*Introduce students to a variety of scientific fields*Demonstrate the importance of notebooks across a wide variety of science specialties including ornithology (birds), behavioral evolutionary biology, malacology (mollusks), botany (plants), entomology (insects), zookeeper, epidemiology (infectious diseases), agrostology (grasses), ichthyology (fish), and taxidermy (preserving specimens).Using the interactive notebook pages, students will learn to:*Record observations through writing and drawing*Develop explanations and arguments based on evidence*Write narrative and informative essays*Understand the interconnections between drawing and writing to provide informationThe notebook pages are deceptively simple in their organization. Headers encourage careful recording of important information, and a Table of Contents keeps everything at the student's fingertips. Odd-numbered pages provide a grid for math or handwriting help. Even-numbered pages are for free-form writing, drawing, or gluing in teacher-provided worksheets. Each scientist inspires suggestions for how to work in the notebook.Sample STEAM questions--Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math--are included for each scientist.