Maria Gianferrari is a self-proclaimed “bird nerd,” whose favorite pastime is searching for perching red-tailed hawks while driving down the highway. When she’s not driving, she loves watching birdcams. Her favorite feathered stars are Cornell Hawk, Big Red and her late mate, Ezra, who together raised 15 chicks since they began nesting in 2012. Maria is the author of “Hello Goodbye Dog” and “Coyote Moon,” both published by Roaring Brook Press, as well as the Penny & Jelly books and “Officer Katz & Houndini.” She lives in Leesburg, Va., with her scientist husband, artist daughter, and rescue dog, Becca.
Author Website: http://mariagianferrari.com/
A child watches, as a red-tailed hawk scans the suburbs to feed his family.
To be published by Roaring Brook Press, and illustrated by the phenomenal Brian Floca, winner of the 2014 Caldecott award for Locomotive (Spring 2018).