Flying Jewels: A Hummingbird Story
Hummingbirds exist only in the Americas. When explorers from Spain saw them for the first time, they were amazed at their iridescent plumage and called them joyas voladoras, flying jewels. Follow one of these glittering gems, a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird, as it makes its way south for a long journey to its winter home. Learn some amazing things as it travels to Mexico, encounters dangers, gets lost, and ends up in an unexpected garden in Florida.
Marta Magellan and Mauro Magellan are a brother and sister team. They worked on The Nutty Little Vulture to show that all creatures, even the ones nobody likes, have their purpose. As a nature lover and avid admirer of wildlife, Marta has made educating children through books one of her favorite endeavors. She has written nonfiction books for children, readers for the educational market, and magazine articles for both children and adults. Her previous children's books have been published by Pineapple Press and Heinemann. Marta is an English and Creative Writing teacher at Miami Dade College, where she is a full professor. www.martamagellan.com
Books by Marta Magellan