Maggie was still young and learning to fly when she crashed into the side of a building. For most peregrine falcons, this would have led to her eventual death as she struggled to see and eat. But Maggie was lucky. Someone found her and brought her to a wildlife hospital for treatment.
Although her beak was damaged in the crash, it would eventually heal so she would be able to eat normally. But her eye was hopelessly damaged and would need to be removed. Falcons need both eyes to hunt, so Maggie couldn’t be released back into the wild. Instead, she visits with children as part of an educational program.
Maggie’s story has a happy ending, and children will enjoy seeing her in the many photographs that fill this book. They’ll also learn about animal rehabilitation and the importance of caring for and maintaining peregrine falcon populations. Kids who love animals will enjoy reading Maggie’s story.
Reviewer: Alice Berger