Challenger : America's Favorite Eagle

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Challenger : America's Favorite Eagle

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Challenger, an American bald eagle, is this country's most popular wingedmascot. He was blown out of his nest as an eaglet and taken in by humans.After several failed attempts to release Challenger back into the wild, hewas taken to the American Eagle Foundation. It was there that trainer Al Cecere recognized the rare opportunity to work with an uninjured eaglethat had imprinted on humans. He knew Challenger, as a free flying baldeagle, a sight few Americans actually witness, could become an ambassadorbringing attention to the plight of these beautiful birds.< P>Readers will recognize Challenger from the appearances he has made -- ranging from such varied venues as the White House and the 100thAnniversary of National Wildlife Refuge System, the Pentagon and theOlympic Torch Ceremony. In addition Challenger has flown at the WorldSeries and the 100th Anniversary of Flight at Kitty Hawk. Challengerhas also appeared on < I>Late Night with David Letterman, Good MorningAmerica, Larry King Live< /I>, the Disney Channel, and < I>Animal Planet< /I>.< P>Margot Raven's first children's book, < I>Angels in the Dust, < /I>won five national awards, including an IRATeacher's ChoiceAward. Her first book with Sleeping Bear Press, < I>Mercedesand the Chocolate Pilot< /I>, was the runner-up for the 2004Texas Bluebonnet Award. She lives with her family inCharleston, South Carolina.< P>< I>Challenger< /I> is illustrator Gijsbert van Frankenhuzen's eighteenthchildren's book with Sleeping Bear Press. His most recenttitle < I>The Legend of the Petoskey Stone< /I> was a number oneMidwest bestselling children's picture book. Gijsbert and hisfamily live in Bath, Michigan, outside of Lansing, on a 40-acrefarm where they rehabilitate injured wildlife.

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Library Binding, Sleeping Bear Press, 2005, ISBN# 1585362611
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