Crows! (Paperback)

Strange and Wonderful

By Laurence Pringle, Bob Marstall (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590787243, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2010

List Price: 9.99*
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You see them feeding along the sides of roads or flying to the tops of trees. They are known as common crows, but there is nothing common about them. The familiar sound of "caw, caw, caw" is just one of at least twenty-five distinct sounds crows make in order to communicate with one another. Laurence Pringle examines these remarkable creatures in a fact-filled text that explores how crows talk, behave, and survive. With beautifully detailed illustration by Bob Marstall, young readers get a fascinating look into the world of one of the smartest birds on earth in this winner of the John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award.

About the Author

Laurence Pringle is a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He lives in West Nyack, New York.

Bob Marstall is an award-winning illustrator of nature-oriented nonfiction books for children. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Praise For Crows!: Strange and Wonderful

"Pringle inspires readers to want to know more. His closing point, that crows should not be categorized as helpful or harmful (they can be both), but 'simply part of nature,' is a thought worth provoking. (afterword)" —Kirkus Reviews

"Great for group sharing and for a lively read-aloud." —Booklist

* "Laurence Pringle is one of the best wildlife authors currently writing for the children's market. . . . Every elementary school media center will want to have a copy of this great book on their shelves." —Library Media Connection, starred review