The Story of Pale Male
Publication Date: September 2007
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There's a hawk in the city!
New York City is known for its sky-scrapers, subways, and hustle and bustle -- not for its wildlife. So everyone is surprised when a red-tailed hawk is spotted flying over Fifth Avenue, and even more surprised when he decides to settle down on the ledge of one of the Big Apple's swankiest apartment buildings.
The hawk soon draws many admirers. They name him Pale Male and watch as he builds his nest, finds a mate, and teaches his little hawk babies to fly.
Based on the true story of Pale Male, City Hawk brings New York City's favorite hawk to life in a story of family, perseverance, and big-city living.
Meghan McCarthy is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including "Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton"; "Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum"; "City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male";" "and "Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse". A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at Meghan-McCarthy.com.