The Hummingbirds' Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings

May 4, 2021
The Hummingbirds' Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings

From the beloved New YorkTimes bestselling author of the"fascinating...entertaining" (The DailyBeast) National Book Award finalistThe Soul of an Octopus, acharmingly perfect gem of a book about the most exquisite andextraordinary of winged creatures—hummingbirds.As one of the most beautiful and intriguing birds found innature, hummingbirds fascinate people around the world. Thelightest birds in the sky, hummingbirds are capable of incrediblefeats, such as flying backwards, diving at speeds of sixty-one MPH,and beating their wings more than sixty times a second. Miraculouscreatures, they are also incredibly vulnerable when they firstemerge from their eggs. That's where Brenda Sherburn comes in.With tenderness and patience, she rescues abandoned hummingbirdsand nurses them back to health until they can fly away and live inthe wild. In The Hummingbird's Gift, the extraordinarycare that Brenda provides her peanut-sized patients is revealedand, in the process, shows us just how truly amazing hummingbirdsare. With Sy Montgomery's signature "joyful passion" (LibraryJournal), and including sixteen pages of gorgeous colorphotos, this beautifully written and inspiring little bookcelebrates the profound gift that hummingbirds are to our planetand is the ultimate gift for nature lovers and bird watcherseverywhere.