Saving Jemima : life and love with a hard-luck jay / Julie Zickefoose.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: The story of a sick baby bird nursed back to health and into the wild.
    • Content Notes:
      The egg -- Facebook waif -- Fledging and feeding -- Stuart -- Life with jemima -- Release -- Titmouse wars -- Vigilance and intelligence -- Calamity strikes -- Cementing the bond -- As seen on tv -- Peg and me -- Living on the fault line -- Catastrophic molt -- Who's saving whom? -- The urge for going -- Jemima in winter -- Other blue celebrities -- Lessons from a jay -- Step into my parlor.
    • Notes:
      Includes index.
      Includes bibliographical references (page 237) and index.
    • ISBN:
      9781328518958
      1328518957
    • Accession Number:
      2019004917
    • Accession Number:
      on1080246821
      1080246821
    • Accession Number:
      fay.667775
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ZICKEFOOSE, J. Saving Jemima : life and love with a hard-luck jay. [s. l.]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. ISBN 9781328518958. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.667775. Acesso em: 1 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Zickefoose J. Saving Jemima : Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2019. Accessed October 1, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.667775
    • APA:
      Zickefoose, J. (2019). Saving Jemima : life and love with a hard-luck jay. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Zickefoose, Julie. 2019. Saving Jemima : Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.667775.
    • Harvard:
      Zickefoose, J. (2019) Saving Jemima : life and love with a hard-luck jay. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.667775 (Accessed: 1 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Zickefoose, J 2019, Saving Jemima : life and love with a hard-luck jay, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, viewed 1 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Zickefoose, Julie. Saving Jemima : Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.667775.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Zickefoose, Julie. Saving Jemima : Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.667775.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Zickefoose J. Saving Jemima : life and love with a hard-luck jay [Internet]. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2019 [cited 2020 Oct 1]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.667775

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1

*Starred Review* Zickefoose, artist and author (Baby Birds, 2016), here pens a most intimate book about life, change, and the care of a nestling blue jay. Zickefoose had been a wildlife rehabilitator for years when she decided she had to stop responding to constant calls for help with injured wildlife. But she hadn't accounted for social media, and found herself helpless over a Facebook query about a baby blue jay. She took in the chick, and what follows is a lovely tale about bringing a demanding jay into a family of young adult children, a dog, and busy parents. As Jemima grows up and is released into the author's yard, readers learn not only quite a bit of blue-jay natural history, but also the tricks of wildlife rehabilitators as well as the mistakes to which Zickefoose wryly confesses. Just when Jemima reached independence, she contracted an eye disease common to house finches, and the ingenious ways the author was able to treat a free-flying bird are astounding. Mixing cute blue-jay stories with scientific facts, the author teaches readers lots of ornithology, and, by adding tales of the simultaneous turmoil her family was undergoing, she shows how nature and animals can heal heartbreak. Zickefoose has produced another hard-to-put-down winner! Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1

*Starred Review* Zickefoose, artist and author (Baby Birds, 2016), here pens a most intimate book about life, change, and the care of a nestling blue jay. Zickefoose had been a wildlife rehabilitator for years when she decided she had to stop responding to constant calls for help with injured wildlife. But she hadn't accounted for social media, and found herself helpless over a Facebook query about a baby blue jay. She took in the chick, and what follows is a lovely tale about bringing a demanding jay into a family of young adult children, a dog, and busy parents. As Jemima grows up and is released into the author's yard, readers learn not only quite a bit of blue-jay natural history, but also the tricks of wildlife rehabilitators as well as the mistakes to which Zickefoose wryly confesses. Just when Jemima reached independence, she contracted an eye disease common to house finches, and the ingenious ways the author was able to treat a free-flying bird are astounding. Mixing cute blue-jay stories with scientific facts, the author teaches readers lots of ornithology, and, by adding tales of the simultaneous turmoil her family was undergoing, she shows how nature and animals can heal heartbreak. Zickefoose has produced another hard-to-put-down winner! Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 August

Zickefoose (The Bluebird Effect; Baby Birds) tells the story of an orphaned baby blue jay she rehabilitates on her sanctuary in Ohio, and what happens when Jemima is released into the wild. Her affecting art enhances the narrative. During Jemima's rehabilitation, the author focused on helping the blue jay recover from illness and starvation while preparing her to have the strength to fly again. There is much sentiment in this story but also science and analysis, as well as commentary from family and friends. Throughout, Zickefoose emphasizes common misconceptions about birds, refuting stereotypes and listing numerous features that vary from bird to bird. The result is easy, engaging prose that can be read alongside the PBS show Nature, which features Jemima's story but easily stands on its own. VERDICT A heartwarming account for all interested in natural history, especially birds, animal behavior, and wildlife rehabilitation.—Henry T. Armistead, formerly with Free Lib. of Philadelphia

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.