The Hummingbirds' Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings by Montgomery, Sy
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The Hummingbirds' Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings -- Sy Montgomery, Hardcover


From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of the "fascinating...entertaining" (The Daily Beast) National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus, a charmingly perfect gem of a book about the most exquisite and extraordinary of winged creatures--hummingbirds.

As one of the most beautiful and intriguing birds found in nature, hummingbirds fascinate people around the world. The lightest birds in the sky, hummingbirds are capable of incredible feats, such as flying backwards, diving at speeds of sixty-one MPH, and beating their wings more than sixty times a second. Miraculous creatures, they are also incredibly vulnerable when they first emerge from their eggs. That's where Brenda Sherburn comes in.

With tenderness and patience, she rescues abandoned hummingbirds and nurses them back to health until they can fly away and live in the wild. In The Hummingbird's Gift, the extraordinary care that Brenda provides her peanut-sized patients is revealed and, in the process, shows us just how truly amazing hummingbirds are. With Sy Montgomery's signature "joyful passion" (Library Journal), and including sixteen pages of gorgeous color photos, this beautifully written and inspiring little book celebrates the profound gift that hummingbirds are to our planet and is the ultimate gift for nature lovers and bird watchers everywhere.

Author: Sy Montgomery
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: 05/04/2021
Pages: 96
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781982176082

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2021
Booklist 04/15/2021 pg. 8
Library Journal 05/01/2021 pg. 88
Shelf Awareness 05/14/2021

About the Author
Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter, and author of thirty-one acclaimed books of nonfiction for adults and children, including the National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus and the memoir The Good Good Pig, which was a New York Times bestseller. The recipient of numerous honors, including lifetime achievement awards from the Humane Society and the New England Booksellers Association, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband, writer Howard Mansfield, and a border collie.