City Hawk (Hardcover)

The Story of Pale Male

By Meghan McCarthy, Meghan McCarthy (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 9781416933595, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2007

List Price: 18.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


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.

Praise For City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male

"A must for all collections." -- School Library Journal

“A lovable story.”—Wild Bird magazine