Maggie the One-eyed Peregrine Falcon

Story Time with Maggie: The One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon

We are delighted to bring to you the story of Maggie: The One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon, read by Amanda Nicholson, Director of Outreach for the Wildlife Center of Virginia, where Maggie now lives as an education bird. Maggie: The One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon is a book by Christie Gove-Berg. Listen to her story.

We at Adventure Publications hope all our readers and their loved ones remain healthy and safe. Without intending to trivialize the current crisis, we will continue to post positive stories in hopes of bringing some joy into your home as a welcome distraction during these trying times.

Stories centered around an animal hospital and wildlife rehabilitation center are always a hit with young children and their parents. There are animals, helpful doctors, injury, and recovery. As an added benefit, such stories also foster a love for and an appreciation of nature. 

Children adore critters of all shapes and sizes. Dogs and cats are the standard, but wild animals hold a special allure. They are unique and exotic, often talked about but rarely seen. A nonfiction book about them is a treasure, especially one that tells a captivating tale—and has photographs of real animals too!

Peregrine Falcon

How many children, at some point in their lives, wish to become veterinarians? A lot! A wildlife rehabilitation center is a fascinating place to learn how animals are diagnosed, treated, and eventually returned to the wild (whenever possible). 

Maggie is now an education bird and lives at the Wildlife Center of Virginia where she teaches children and their families about Peregrine Falcons

A wildlife rescue story affects children on several different levels. There are lessons about sympathy and compassion as readers hope for the animal to get better. This, of course, builds a love for nature: The animal is important and deserves to be well. On top of that, the doctors at the animal hospital model warmth, sensitivity, and selflessness. Kids see the benefits of good people doing good things, and that can only have a positive impact on them as they grow and learn.

In Christie Gove-Berg’s books, the readers see real people in action, patiently and tenderly helping injured wild animals. Maggie: The One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon is one of, so far, three books in our Wildlife Rescue Stories series. Children will also love Esther the Eaglet, and Greta the Great Horned Owl

Stories like these are worthy of any 4- to 8-year-old child’s bookshelf and classroom. If you enjoyed this post, sign up for our newsletter now!

Liliane Opsomer
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