Every winter, willow ptarmigan birds put on new
feathery coats, softly white and perfect for hiding
in snow. In the spring they take on a spotted
brown more suited to nesting. This is just one of
the captivating changes that take place in the Far
North as animals adjust to the changing seasons.
Gone Again Ptarmigan allows young readers to be
wilderness explorers. Following the course of a year,
readers learn how the birds change their plumage,
forage, and evade predators, crossing paths with
many of the other creatures sharing their land. With
broad watercolor illustrations and an author’s note at
the end to extend learning, Gone Again Ptarmigan is
a beautiful introduction to the adaptable animals of
the wild North.
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