When a boy and his mother take their dog Miles on a peaceful canoe ride, they find themselves frantically racing to save a mother loon and her family! Join them and watch the surprising outcome of Miles' encounter with the loons. Then witness the boy's moment of wonder when he meets the loon. The -For Creative Minds- section includes loon fun facts, information about loons in Native American Culture, a -Maker a Loon Mask- craft, and a -Map It, - -Math It, - -Measure It- section. Encourages children to care for animals.
Kathryn Freeman (Loon Chase) spent many summers on Conway Lake in the White Mountains region in New Hampshire where she learned to use pastels from her uncle, the landscape artist Robert Jordan. He and Kathryn often took a canoe out at dawn to check on nesting loons. Kathryn is known foremost as a painter. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are held in numerous private and public collections. She has also done a number of large public commissions, including three story murals for the new public library in Jacksonville, Florida. While this is her first children's book, it will likely not be her last! Her life-like pastels are superb. Visit Kathryn's website: http: //www.kathrynfreeman.com/