Saving Jemima by Julie Zickefoose audiobook

Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay

By Julie Zickefoose
Read by Julie Zickefoose

HMH Audio 9781328518958

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780358285090

  • ISBN: 9781094063904

  • ISBN: 9781094063911

Runtime: 4.98 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Booklist Pick of the Week

For fans of Wesley the Owl and The Soul of an Octopus, the story of a sick baby bird nursed back to health and into the wild by renowned writer/artist Julie Zickefoose.

When Jemima, a young orphaned blue jay, is brought to wildlife rehabilitator Julie Zickefoose, she is a virtually tailless, palm-sized bundle of gray-blue fluff. But she is starved and very sick. Julie’s constant care brings her around, and as Jemima is raised for eventual release, she takes over the house and the rest of the author's summer.
 
Shortly after release, Jemima turns up with a deadly disease. But medicating a free-flying wild bird is a challenge. When the PBS show Nature expresses interest in filming Jemima, Julie must train her to behave on camera, as the bird gets ever wilder. Jemima bonds with a wild jay, stretching her ties with the family. Throughout, Julie grapples with the fallout of Jemima’s illness, studies molt and migration, and does her best to keep Jemima strong and wild. She falls hard for this engaging, feisty and funny bird, a creative muse and source of strength through the author’s own heartbreaking changes.

Emotional and honest, Saving Jemima is a universal story of the communion between a wild creature and the human chosen to raise it.

 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“All blue jays have a penchant for stealing, but Jemima will steal your heart. Three cheers for this spunky baby bird! And three more for Julie Zickefoose, whose skilled and loving care saved Jemima’s life.” Sy Montgomery, New York Times bestselling author
“Mixing cute blue-jay stories with scientific facts, the author teaches readers lots of ornithology, and, by adding tales of the simultaneous turmoil her family was undergoing, she shows how nature and animals can heal heartbreak. Zickefoose has produced another hard-to-put-down winner!” Booklist (starred review)
“A heartwarming account for all interested in natural history, especially birds, animal behavior, and wildlife rehabilitation.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Julie Zickefoose

Author Bio: Julie Zickefoose

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 4.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English