Flying Eagle

Flying Eagle

By Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; Deborah Kogan Ray (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781570916717, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2009

Tired hunter, must succeed.
Baby hungry mouth to feed.
Flying eagle, soaring high.
Blazing sunset, crimson sky.
The sun is setting, and the weary tawny eagle continues to soar and search over the vast Serengeti Plain. He has been hunting all day, and he will not stop until he finds food for his young chick. As the sky darkens and nighttime approaches, predators and prey emerge on the land below. Hippos lounge, cobras slither, lions prowl, zebras gallop, rhinos graze, dik-diks scurry and still the eagle searches.
Poetic text and stunning illustrations depict a father tawny eagle on his evening flight. Back matter provides additional information about the tawny eagle and the Serengeti Plain. FLYING EAGLE is an intriguing introduction to the African landscape of the Serengeti, which is rich in wildlife but in danger of being damaged by poachers.

About the Author
Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen has written many picture books including "Chicks Run Wild", illustrated by Ward Jenkins; "Tightrope Poppy", "The High-Wire Pig", illustrated by Sarah Dillard; and "Duck, Duck, Moose!", illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. She lives in New Jersey with her three children. Learn more about Sudipta and her books at

Deborah Kogan Ray has illustrated many books for children. She lives in Philadelphia, PA.