"Loon Chase is for New Hampshire what the classic Blueberries for Sal is for Maine: a look at the delights of summer through the wondering eyes of a child."
- from the review by Rebecca Rule
"A good story, reverence for and understanding of nature, and useful information on which to grow, make this book a fine addition to any library. Text and pictures work beautifully together throughout the volume, and readers will continue to find new details in both as they return for many repeat readings." - Foreword Magazine
NAIBA Picture Book of the Year Award nominee
Illustrators Club of Washington Exhibition
When a boy and his mom take their dog Miles on a peaceful canoe ride, they find themselves frantically racing to save a family of loons.
Loon Chase is a beautifully illustrated story about a young child learning an outdoor skill, and the impacts of human recreation on wildlife.
A Creative Minds section at the back of the book provides science, math and social studies lesson ideas for teachers, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The paperback edition includes new material about loon life cycles. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The enhanced ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.
"Freeman's pastel illustrations provide a close-up portrait of the loon protecting the babies. Vivid descriptions incorporate facts in a readable manner. . . a useful title for classroom discussion."
- School Library Journal
"This is a heart-warming tale where the biggest animal does not win."
- Library Media Connection
"Author Jean Heilprin Diehl tells a captivating nature story. . . a fast page-turner. Artist Kathryn Freeman beautifully depicted the New Hampshire summer morning on a lake, the chase, and the loons."
Illustrated by Kathryn Freeman
Spanish Paperback: 9781628553574
Spanish EBook: 9781628550825A
A portion of each sale of Loon Chase benefits the Loon Preservation Committee (LPC.org).
Find Arbordale's Teaching Activity Guide for Loon Chase HERE.
Read an interview with the illustrator.