Finding a Dove for Gramps

By Lisa J. Amstutz, Maria Luisa Di Gravio (illustrator),

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Book description

A heart-warming story about nature, birds, and a family tradition.

A boy and his mom continue the family tradition of participating in the annual bird count. Since Gramps went South for the winter, the boy hopes to spot Gramps's favorite bird for him—a dove! But with so many different birds…

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1 author picked Finding a Dove for Gramps as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is a fictional story about a boy searching for his Gramps’s favorite bird during the Christmas Bird Count. 

I’m sure there are many young readers who don’t think they know enough to participate in something so grand as the Christmas Bird Count. But I’m confident that this book will reassure them that they know more than they think as they confidently identify the birds deftly illustrated by Maria Luisa Di Gravio. Lisa Amstutz, the author, has also included in the backmatter a birding checklist to get little bird nerds started. I think this story will inspire a lot of…

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