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On Gull Beach

Jane Yolen Bob Marstall

36 pages
WunderMill Publishing Group

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"Gently explores a human's place within the chain of being." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

In ON BIRD HILL, Yolen and Marstall took readers on a surreal journey with a boy and his dog, as they stopped, looked, and noticed things along their path, ultimately discovering the miracle a hatching baby bird. ON DUCK POND continues the journey of the boy and dog, this time in a new place—a serene pond, filled with birds, frogs, turtles, and other creatures going about their quiet business. Their intrusion stirs the pond into a cacophony of activity, reaching a climactic chaos before slowly settling back to a quiet equilibrium. This beautiful and enchanting sequel is sure to delight ON BIRD HILL fans and millions of readers of Jane's popular classics. As with all Cornell Lab Publishing Group books, 35% of net proceeds from the sale of this title goes directly to the Cornell Lab to support projects such as children's educational and community programs.

Photographs and fascinating information on New England Beach habitat life:

· Sea Stars

· Blue-Blooded Horseshoe Crab

· Hermit Crab

· Jonah Crab

· Fiddler Crab

Bird QR free Android and iOS download to follow along with sounds of the following birds:

· Herring Gull

· Sanderling

· Willet

· Snowy Egret

How you can help our beaches and wildlife information

35% of the net proceeds from every Cornell Lab Publishing Group book purchase will support projects such as children's educational and community programs.


The ON BIRD HILL & BEYOND series invites children to reclaim the freedom to explore, wander and adventure outdoors.

Created especially for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology - the world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds - by New York Times bestselling author Jane Yolen and renowned illustrators Bob Marstall and Elizabeth Dulemba. The series artfully engages the senses to see, feel, hear, and touch the natural world and the life within.

Back matter contains information on birds and wildlife depicted with full-color photos and “How You Can Help" suggestions for budding naturalists and birders.


“… expressively captures a luminous moment of discovery in the natural world. On Bird Hill leaves space for the imagination and underscores the surprising wonder found in everyday moments. — School Library Journal

“It’s a sweetly surreal meditation on the everyday wonders that await in the wild.”—Publisher’s Weekly

“Beautiful and enchanting.”—Hooked on Books

“It opens your eyes to the extraordinary in the ordinary of nature. I look forward to more books in the series...”—NC Teacher Stuff

Author Bio

Jane Yolen has authored more than 365 books, including the Caldecott-winning Owl Moon, loved by children and bird watchers of all ages; You Nest Here With Me, a popular new favorite, and the New York Times bestselling series How Do Dinosaurs... Jane Yolen's books have been translated into over 20 languages and are popular around the world. Her husband, David Stemple, was both a well known bird recordist and a professor of computer science who taught his entire family how to identify birds. Many of Ms. Yolen's books are about wildlife subjects, especially the winged kind. Jane lives in Hatfield, MA.

Bob Marstall is the illustrator of nine nonfiction children’s books, including The Lady and the Spider, which sold over a quarter-of-a-million copies and was a Reading Rainbow selection. Bob has also been honored with an ALA Notable Book award; an IRA Teachers’ Choice; a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children; and three John Burroughs selections. In addition, two of Bob’s books are included in the New York Times Parent’s Guide’s “1001 Best Books of the Twentieth Century.” Bob lives in Easthampton, MA.