An Eagle's Feather
Based on a story by the Philippine Eagle Foundation
Minfong Ho Frances Alvarez
WunderMill Publishing Group
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An Eagle's Feather is based on a story of hope written by the Philippine Eagle Foundation to raise awareness and care for the critically endangered, majestic Philippine Eagle?the national bird of the Philippines. A joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Philippine Eagle Foundation, this book was written by award-winning author Minfong Ho. Illustrator Frances Alvarez beautifully captures rural Philippine culture and the spirit of the Philippine Eagle with powerful, evocative art in this very special book designed to capture attention for the plight of this incredible creature both in the Philippines and on the world stage.
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.
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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.