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The Hummingbirds' Gift (Kobo eBook)

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“A hummingbird book that’s like them—zippy and fun . . . [It] will warm your heart while making you into an armchair ornithologist.” —Associated Press

The beloved New York Times–bestselling author of the National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus delivers a charmingly perfect gem of a book about the most exquisite and extraordinary of winged creatures—hummingbirds.

As one of the most beautiful and intriguing birds found in nature, hummingbirds fascinate people around the world. The lightest birds in the sky, hummingbirds are capable of incredible feats, such as flying backwards, diving at speeds of sixty-one MPH, and beating their wings more than sixty times a second. Miraculous creatures, they are also incredibly vulnerable when they first emerge from their eggs. That’s where Brenda Sherburn comes in.

With tenderness and patience, she rescues abandoned hummingbirds and nurses them back to health until they can fly away and live in the wild. In The Hummingbird’s Gift, the extraordinary care that Brenda provides her peanut-sized patients is revealed and, in the process, shows us just how truly amazing hummingbirds are. With Sy Montgomery’s signature “joyful passion,” and including sixteen pages of gorgeous color photos, this beautifully written and inspiring little book celebrates the profound gift that hummingbirds are to our planet and is the ultimate gift for nature lovers and bird watchers everywhere (Library Journal).

“This slim book, centered on two abandoned hummingbirds who are nurtured back to health, is ideal for garden reading.” —The Washington Post

“Montgomery’s bright, richly illustrated chronicle stirs renewed appreciation for human empathy, skill, and wonder and a miraculous winged species.” —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781982176099
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2021