Saturday, July 19, 2008

Pale Male by Janet Schulman

Click here to find this book in the Library Catalog!

Illustrated by Meilo So

Abstract: A red tail hawk and his mate build their nest near the top of a Fifth Avenue apartment building and bird watchers gather hoping to see the chicks in the nest.

Alfred A. Knopf, 2008


  1. While the illustrations in this book ARE lovely, I'm afraid this title must be withdrawn from our discussion, due to the fact that the illustrator is not a resident or citizen of the United States, and is thus not eligible to win the Caldecott Award.

  2. I am glad Kris pointed this out. It appears that this illustrator, Meilo So, was born in Hong Kong, educated in the UK and currently resides with her husband and daugther in a small cottage in the Shetland Isles and spend a significant amount of time in a rented apartment in the Italian countryside. Info from