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Peterborough - Sy Montgomery discusses "The Hawk's Way"

Sy Montgomery returns to the bookstore to talk about and sign her newest book The Hawk's Way: Encounters With Fierce Beauty Similar in format to The Humming Birds' Gift focusing on a single bird with many color photos the book is a  splendid and luminous celebration of one of nature's most perfect and mysterious creatures--the hawk. 

Weather permitting, this event will be held outside behind the bookstore. Please bring a chair if you can. Thanks!

When Sy Montgomery went to spend a day at falconer Nancy Cowan's farm, home to a dozen magnificent birds of prey, it was the start of a deep love affair. Nancy allowed her to work with Jazz, a feisty, four-year-old, female Harris's hawk with a wingspan of more than four feet. Not a pet, Jazz was a fierce predator with talons that could pierce skin and bone and yet, she was willing to work with a human to hunt. From the first moment Jazz swept down from a tree and landed on Sy's leather gloved fist, Sy fell under the hawk's magnetic spell. Over the next few years, Sy spent more time with these magnificent creatures, getting to know their extraordinary abilities and instincts. They are deeply emotional animals, quick to show anger and frustration, and can hold a grudge for years. But they are also loyal and intensely aware of their surroundings. In this mesmerizing account, featuring sixteen pages of gorgeous color photographs, Sy passionately and vividly reveals the wondrous world of hawks and what they can teach us about nature, life, and love.

And don't miss Sy's latest picture book for young readers The Seagull  And The Sea Captain  the sweet, brightly illustrated true story of a seagull and a sea captain who became friends over the course of four summers.

In a quiet harbor in New England, a sea captain named Ellis is visited by a seagull that lands on the back of his family's passenger schooner one afternoon. Ellis feeds the seagull, and by the end of the week, it was eating crackers right out of his hand! Their friendship lasted the summer, and four years later, the wild seagull Polly still visits. This nonfiction story about an unlikely friendship is sure to charm young readers.


Event date: 
Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 11:00am
Event address: 
12 Depot Sq
Peterborough, NH 03458
The Hawk's Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781668001967
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Atria Books - May 3rd, 2022

The Seagull and the Sea Captain Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534482241
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - March 1st, 2022

The Octopus Scientists (Scientists in the Field) Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Keith Ellenbogen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780358569749
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Clarion Books - December 21st, 2021

Peaceable Kingdom: The Special Bond Between Animals and Their Humans Cover Image
By Sage Sohier (Photographer), Sage Sohier, Sy Montgomery (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
ISBN: 9783969000281
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Kehrer Verlag - September 21st, 2021

The Hummingbirds' Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982176082
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Atria Books - May 4th, 2021

Peregrine Spring: A Master Falconer's Extraordinary Life with Birds of Prey Cover Image
By Nancy Cowan, Sy Montgomery (Foreword by), Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781493029976
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Lyons Press - October 1st, 2017

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