Maggie the One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon is a true story told in collaboration with the Wildlife Center of Virginia, an animal hospital that supplied photographs of the actual bird.
Maggie has just learned to fly when she crashes into the side of a building. She falls to the ground, alone and injured. Who will help her? This true story explains how wildlife hospitals rescue and treat injured animals. Their goal is to release the animals back into the wild. Sometimes, this isn’t possible—but there can still be a happy ending. Maggie’s story is just such a success, and she is now an educational bird at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
About the author: Christie Gove-Berg loves nature and wildlife. Her first book, Esther the Eaglet: A True Story of Rescue and Rehabilitation, was written after an injured eaglet was rescued on her parents’ land. This second story was inspired by Maggie, a young Peregrine Falcon who was injured while learning to fly. A portion of the profits from each book sold will go to the Wildlife Center of Virginia. Christie has been a member of the Forest Lake Writer’s Workshop for eight years, and she has written three books. She spends her free time with her family.