Belle's Journey (Hardcover)

An Osprey Takes Flight

By Rob Bierregaard, Kate Garchinsky (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, 9781580897921, 112pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2018



Take flight with Belle, an osprey born on Martha's Vineyard as she learns to fly and migrates for the first time to Brazil and back--a journey of more than 8,000 miles.

Dr. B. and Dick, two osprey scientists in Massachusetts, observe ospreys and their offspring, tagging one special fledgling with a transmitter to better study migration habits. Dr. B and Dick follow Belle as she attempts her first flight, conquers her first fishing endeavour, and heads south for her first migration all while her tracking device transmits information about where's she been. Based on information garnered through twenty years of research by the author, Belle's Journey will soar into reader's hearts.

About the Author

Rob Bierregaard has studied ospreys in New England since 1971. In 1998 he restarted an intensive census of the population on Martha's Vineyard. Beginning in 2000, he started tagging ospreys with satellite transmitters that enable us to follow their migration to South America and back. Belle's Journey is Rob's first children's book. Kate Garchinsky is the illustrator of Belle's Journey and The Secret Life of Red Fox. Prior to creating children's books, Kate designed toys, birdbaths, and trail maps. She lives with her husband, Brian, in Pennsylvania. http: //