Book of the Week (5/3/2021)

The Hummingbirds' Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings by Sy Montgomery (New York: Atria Books, 2021).

"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 Hummingbirds' 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."-- Publisher's blurb

Join NH author Sy Montgomery on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST, online only via Zoom, presented by Gibson's Bookstore. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/152573245685


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