Get ready to take flight with Oscar the Osprey on his journey to self-discovery by reading all about his amazing adventures in a fantastic book penned by author Edward Martin Polansky!
What bird word-plays are in Oscar’s story?

What bird word-plays are in Oscar’s story?

I’ve always been intrigued by plays on words and colloquialisms and have included some bird-related word plays in Oscar’s story.  The intriguing part is knowing something about the source and meanings of the phrases.   Therefore, I did some delving into the meanings...

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What about the fears that Oscar has?

What about the fears that Oscar has?

While surfing the internet I ran across an individual who searched the web to find out what the most common fears of humans were.  As a result of his research, he created a list of the 34 most common fears.  Of those 34, he found that the top 10 were, in order, the...

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Who is the illustrator for Oscar’s book and why?

Who is the illustrator for Oscar’s book and why?

When my first draft of the Oscar story was complete, my next step before trying to get it published was to seek an illustrator who would do it right.  My concept of what kind of illustrations would be “right” had to do with the correct balance between a representative...

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Why and how do Ospreys and other birds migrate?

Why and how do Ospreys and other birds migrate?

The Osprey is a long distance migrant.  Most winter well south of the Mexico border in Central American and in Chile, Argentina, and Patagonia.  In spring, Ospreys may reach the Middle Atlantic States in March.  In the fall, they begin to head south during the latter...

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