Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wisdom, The Midway Albatross
I almost cried reading Wisdom: The Midway Albatross. I'm going to partly blame it on the hormones. I'm also going to blame it on this touching story of survival. (Did I really just call something a "touching story"?). This story is a non-fiction picture book. The writing and art are great. Darcy Pattison and Kitty Harvill tell the story of Wisdom, an albatross that is over 60 years old! Wisdom survives fishing lines, earthquakes and tsunamis, include the one that devastated Japan last year. It was emotional and beautifully brought to life by Pattison and Harvill.