Nights of the Pufflings

Nights of the Pufflings

Book - 1995
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On a tiny island off the coast of Iceland, Halla and her friends wait with anticipation. Every spring, millions of puffins, the clowns of the sea, return to nest, lay eggs, and raise their chicks to pufflings. That means Halla and her friends will be busy in August when the pufflings venture out at night to take their first flight. Then, all of the children stay out all night, too. During the nights of the pufflings they rescue thousands of stranded young birds, and in the daytime set themsafely free at the beach. In Nights of the Pufflings, Bruce McMillan captures the unique and endearing story of an island tradition.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1995.
ISBN: 9780395708101
Branch Call Number: JENF/598.33/MCMI
Characteristics: 32 p. 26 cm.


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Sep 16, 2012

The great thing about this book is that it is a true story of what happens every year in Iceland. It describes in a subtle way that urban lights throw off the natural movement of birds and that household pets are wild bird predators. It shows that puffins are native to Iceland.


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