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Wisdom the Midway Albatross Flies In!

Wisdom the Midway Albatross Flies In!

Incoming! In honor of world albatross day (June 19th) we’re giving a very special spotlight to a very special bird–Wisdom, the Midway albatross!



Click the albatross above and view this book's page!

Wisdom the albatross is one of the oldest banded birds! Having survived multitudes of disasters, both man-made and natural, this albatross won’t let anything ground her! Looking for a bird book for kids? Well, look no further. You’ve found it!


It’s important to distinguish fact from fiction, but that’s not something to worry about when it comes to this book! The pieces of information Pattison gathered regarding Wisdom and her many endeavors of survival have been carefully and critically reviewed by the scientists who work in the field. With the solid foundation this information Pattison gathered it from, this makes for a wonderful bird book for kids!

Besides having real world facts, there’s also real-world pictures! Illustrated by the talented Kitty Harvill, Wisdom’s story comes to life in vivid detail. Using original photos as his reference, Harvill created illustrations reflective of the wild tropical island environment. Through these pictures, your students will gain an accurate understanding and perception of what exactly these birds look like and the conditions in which they live. With these pictures in mind, your students will finish this book with an accurate impression of the events throughout Wisdom's life. Looking for more facts about Wisdom and her fellow albatrosses? Look no further than the back of the book, where Pattison has provided an extra page of facts about these wonderful birds and their families!

Stressed about not having a plan for this book? Not to worry! Included on the book’s page is a teacher guide for this book made specially by Mims House! This teacher’s guide is free and takes a good look at the classifications of animals, questions to ask, details regarding the type of climate albatrosses live in, and the diet these birds have. With this teacher’s plan, you can read this aloud to a group of students followed by discussion, or provide for them to read it alone! This isn’t exclusive to just Wisdom, though. This teacher’s guide also expands to the other books in the Extraordinary animals series such as Nefertiti and Abayomi! It’s a helpful tool you can use not only this book, but all the books in the Extraordinary Animals Series!

Need more extraordinary animals? Well, you’re in luck! Pattison's tells other stories of awe-inspiring animals, bringing them to life. Members of the Extraordinary Animal gang include a bird, spider, reptile, amphibian and mammal.

Use this series to introduce kids to the Animal Kingdom!

Not only are these engaging stories make for a fascinating read, but they also present the science behind them! With accurate scientific facts, engaging pictures, and a comprehensive narrative, these books make for a fantastic read! That your students will remember!



Inspire your students today. Check out Wisdom the Midway Albatross and these other extraordinary animals today!

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About Darcy Pattison

Children’s book author and indie publisher DARCY PATTISON writes award-winning fiction and non-fiction books for children. Five books have received starred PW, Kirkus, or BCCB reviews. Awards include the Irma Black Honor award, five NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books, two Eureka! Nonfiction Honor book, two Junior Library Guild selections, two NCTE Notable Children’s Book in Language Arts, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book, an Arkansiana Award, and the Susannah DeBlack Arkansas Children’s History Book
award. She’s the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award for Individual Artist for her work in children’s literature. Her books have been translated into ten languages.

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