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An Eagle's Feather

Based on a story by the Philippine Eagle Foundation

Minfong Ho Frances Alvarez

9781943645237
36 pages
Persnickety Press
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Shortlisted for a Green Earth Book Award,An Eagle's Feather is a story of hope, written to inspire young environmentalists and bird-lovers alike to care and attend to the plight of the critically endangered Philippine Eagle. Award-winning author Minfong Ho and illustrator Frances Alvarez beautifully capture rural Philippine culture and the spirit of the Philippine Eagle with evocative art and quietly powerful storytelling.

100% of the first $10,000 in net proceeds from the sale of An Eagle's Feather (and 50% thereafter) goes to the Philippine Eagle Foundation to help with its efforts to save this bird from extinction. The book includes special back matter that will inspire bird lovers and educators around the world with ways to help the Philippine Eagle's cause.

Author Bio

Minfong Ho was born in Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Rangoon, Burma), and raised in both Singapore and Bangkok, Thailand. She was educated in Thailand and Taiwan before moving to the United States to attend Cornell University, where she received her B.A. in Economics and History, as well as her M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Ho is a multiple-award-winning author. Her book Sing to the Dawn, received first prize from the Council of Interracial Books for Children, and Hush! A Thai Lullaby, illustrated by Holly Meade, was a Caldecott Honor Book, an ALA Notable Children’s Book, and was included on The Horn Book Fanfare list.

Frances Alvarez is a native of the Philippines whose work as a children’s book illustrator has been published by Adarna House, Anvil Publishing, The Philippine Star, World Wildlife Fund, ELLE Decor Philippines, and Summit Media. In 2015, she participated in the Bartels Science Illustration program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, where she created the watercolors for this book and other illustrations for educational materials about the critically endangered Great Philippine Eagle.