Sunday book review – Horus the Peregrine Falcon by John Miles

220375This book is aimed at children but I’m just a big kid so I enjoyed it too.

Horus, a young Peregrine, lives in London and visits many well-known London landmarks. The point is made that he may be safer in the city than if he ventured onto a grouse moor (which did make me smile).

The Houses of Parliament, the Eye, Nelson’s column, St Pauls, the Tower of London and even the back garden of Buck House are illustrated.

The illustrations often made me smile – particularly the one with the slightly podgy corgis and the lady doing some gardening.

This is a pleasant book that gives parents and children a lot to look at and discuss in the story that is told and the scenes in London. Educational it is, dull it isn’t.

Horus the Peregrine Falcon: Catch the Pigeon by John Miles (artwork Barry Robson) is published by Langford Press.

 

 

 

 

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2 Replies to “Sunday book review – Horus the Peregrine Falcon by John Miles”

  1. A pair of peregrines hatched chicks on Salisbury Cathedral spire in 2014. To mark this event all scaffolding has been removed - the first time in 36 years the Cathedral has been scaffold-free. Visit soon if you want to see it how Constable saw it - you could also visit the 800 years since Magna Carta exhibition. This is described as "interactive" so you can add your own comments.

    http://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/news/peregrine-chicks-ringed-and-webcam

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  2. Thanks Mark - this sounds like fun for kids growing up in urban environments! We'll let our community on projectdirt.com know about it.

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