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She Heard the Birds: The Story of Florence Merriam Bailey

by Andrea D’Aquino

As a young girl, Florence Merriam Bailey fell in love with the outdoors, especially birds, whose songs and flight captivated her. She listened, waited, and watched to better understand her feathered friends, and wrote many books, including one of the first field guides to American birds. Her work ultimately led to better protection for birds and to the scientific study of birds in nature instead of in a lab. D'Aquino's striking full-page collages make each page a delight to read.