Vulcan: The Story of a Bald Eagle

Vulcan: The Story of a Bald Eagle

By: Robert M. McClung
Published by: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: 1955
Series: Robert McClung's Animal Life Cycle Series

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High in the crown of an ancient tree in the northern wilderness, Vulcan was born. Almost at once he began to grow rapidly and at four months he was a magnificent bird with a wingspread of seven feet. Soon the young bald eagle dominated the sky, soaring on motionless wings and plunging down upon fish or small animals. For several years Vulcan lived and hunted on his own; then he found a mate and the two eagles built their nest in a giant oak, to which they came back year after year to raise their brood. One year, though, they returned to find the forest destroyed by lumbermen and their own wild freedom threatened. The dramatic story of Vulcan's triumph over man-made disaster provides an exciting climax to this authentic portrayal of a splendid but increasingly rare American bird.

Lloyd Sandford's distinguished illustrations on every page reflect the clarity and sensitivity of Mr. McClung's story.

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