Here is the engaging and educational tale—retold for young children—of the peregrine falcons that have been nesting on the ledge of a downtown Baltimore skyscraper since 1978.
Soon after Perry, the most inquisitive of the new hatchlings, makes his appearance, he shows his eagerness to leave the nest and make his way in the wider world. To satisfy Perry’s curiosity, his father keeps a promise to take him on a tour of the city, and together they soar over sites that, not so coincidentally, will also appeal to the child reader.
The only children’s book about Baltimore, this will serve as a delightful introduction to an endangered species and to the city, both—sure to interest tourists and newcomers, as well as long-time residents (especially those with out-of-town grandchildren).
About the Author
Peter E. Dans is an internist on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Kim Harrell holds degrees in both science and art and is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.