Sunday, December 16, 2018

Book #Review: COME FLY WITH ME by @JaneYolen @Heidieys @NGKidsBks

Book Review - Come Fly With Me

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!

Come Fly with Me
by Jane Yolen, Heidi Y Stemple, Adam Stemple & Jason Stemple
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
My Review

This book is absolutely perfect as a conversation piece, a table-top entertainment for friends and guests or... yes, a kids book. What is amazing to me is that the result of the whole is so poetic. There is poetry on nearly every page, but the composition of the book follows the same, beautiful prose. The pictures are absolutely stunning. The little fact summaries of birds - the parts that define a bird or the types of birds - have a similar beauty. This book is obviously written by people who look at nature with open eyes and admiration... and know how to share it with us. I did not see birds the same way after reading through the book and seeing the pictures. This beautiful hard cover has nestled inside me and changed my perspective.  

I would say... this book is perfect for introducing someone to a love of birds, young or old. Anyone who has wondered why people love birds should pick this one up to get a rich, decadent answer to your question. If you already love birds... then this is a great book to share your love with us average folks who never knew to look so closely.  I suppose this is what we expect from National Geographic... and Jane Yolen!  And her wonderful family. 

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.

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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