Thursday, December 13, 2018

#GuestPost COME FLY WITH ME w/ @NGKidsBks @JaneYolen @Heidieys @AdamStemple @JasonStemple #Giveaway

Welcome to Fly With Me Blog Tour!

To celebrate the release of Fly With Me by Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Adam
Stemple, and Jason Stemple, blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content
from the Yolen-Stemple family plus 5 chances to win a copy!

Seeing Birds 
Guest Post by Jason Stemple

Jason's dad, David Stemple

As a child my father introduced me to birds and birding along with fishing and hunting. This early indoctrination led me to a life spent enjoying, relishing and later making a living off of exploring the outdoors and the many forms of wildlife found there. We started birding at an early age in our family: from watching the feeders from the breakfast table, to walks out our back door to the river, to cross-country journeys exploring our National Parks. No moment was too big or too small to be interrupted
by a bird sighting.
After college I became a professional photographer shooting skiing and rafting in the Colorado Rockies to pay the bills and while birding had become less a part of my life, they were always there seemingly calling me back. As I branched out more into nature photography it was my bird images that stood out above all my other works. I have no doubt that it was my long-ingrained love and to some extent knowledge of birds that gave me the ability to capture images that hopefully inspire others to explore the avian world.
As my photography career progressed I published a number books with my mother, Jane Yolen, most focusing on nature and many solely about birds. More recently my work has mostly involved fishing but not a day goes by on the water that I’m not distracted by some birdlife and more often than not, my camera automatically turns that way and fires off a few shots.
For me, from the start, it was not necessarily about the particular pursuit; birding, fishing, skiing…it was just about being out in the natural world alone, or with friends or family and seeing something new each day. It just so happened that birds brought me there first.

Blog Tour Schedule:

December 10th — A Dream Within a Dream
December 11th — Kid Lit Frenzy
December 12th — Christy's Cozy Corners
December 13th — Colorimetry
December 14th — Chat with Vera

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Enchanting stories, lyrical poems, stunning photography, and fascinating science fill
the pages of this treasury celebrating the amazing world of birds.

This thoughtful and beautifully curated collection of our flying, feathery friends
highlights the role birds play in human life from centuries ago to present day. While
it's beautiful, it's also full of valuable real science about these wondrous creatures.
From history and behavior to spotting and photographing, there's sure to be something
for every bird fan in your flock. Young birders will learn all about migration and the
importance of habitat conservation. They'll find stories about bird rescues and fun
facts about the fastest, strongest, and tiniest fliers. They'll also discover the best bird
nests, sweet songs to sing, ways to listen for and identify the birds around them, and
more. Paired with stunning art and photography and beautiful design, this treasury is
sure to become a classic for bird enthusiasts of all ages.

Fly with Me was created to help celebrate Year of the Bird, National Geographic's
2018 initiative to bring awareness to the plight of birds around the world.

Yolen and her three children celebrate birds with a lavishly illustrated
compendium of facts, photographs, and poetry...As is characteristic of National
Geographic publications, the plentiful photographs are well-chosen and
beautifully reproduced. A treasure for browsers and bird lovers everywhere.
- Kirkus Starred Review
With text that never talks down to its audience, this makes an ideal choice for family sharing or classroom browsing.

- Booklist
L to R: Adam, Jane, Heidi, Jason

About the Authors: 

JANE YOLEN is an author of children's books, fantasy, andscience fiction, including Owl Moon, The Devil's Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? She is also a poet, a teacher of writing and literature, and a reviewer of children's literature.

HEIDI STEMPLE was 28 years old when she joined the family business, publishing her first short story in a book called Famous Writers and Their Kids Write Spooky Stories. The famous writer was her mom, author Jane Yolen. Since then, she has published 20 books and numerous short stories and poems, mostly for children.
Stemple, her two daughters, her mom, and a couple cats live in Massachusetts on a big old farm with two houses.

JASON STEMPLE is an author and photographer. He lives with his wife and children in Charleston, South Carolina.

is a novelist and musician. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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