Friday, May 11, 2018

ON GULL BEACH by Jane Yolen / Blog Tour: Book Feature & Giveaway #OnGullBeach

Welcome to Day#10 of the On Gull Beach Blog Tour! We're thrilled to be the final blog tour stop and to celebrate the release of On Gull Beach by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Bob Marstall. Released on March 27th, blogs across the web are featuring a scavenger hunt interview with Jane, plus 10 chances to win a set of On Bird Hill, On Duck Pond, and On Gull Beach! Follow along each day to see a new answer or poem from Jane!


I have been on docks when the gulls arrive. It's noisy and a great big mess!


Gulls in  a noisy row

argue about who goes first.
The dock is white
with their aggression,
feathers marking
each argument
like tickertape
falling on
a passing parade.

©2018 Jane Yolen


By: Jane Yolen
Illustrated by: Bob Marstall
Published by: Cornell Lab Publishing
Released on: March 27th, 2018
Ages: 4 & up
Purchase fromCornell Lab Publishing | Amazon 
Together again! On Gull Beach reunites bestselling children’s author Jane Yolen and award-winning illustrator Bob Marstall for the third installment of the acclaimed On Bird Hill and Beyond series of children’s books written for the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

In On Bird Hill, Yolen and Marstall took readers on a surreal journey with a boy and his dog as they see the natural world, ultimately witnessing the miracle of a chick emerging from an egg.

On Duck Pond continued their journey, this time at a serene pond filled with birds, frogs, and turtles who are suddenly disrupted by their intrusion, but soon settle back into a quiet equilibrium. On Gull Beach brings us to an idyllic shoreline in Cape Cod, where gulls hover, dive, and chase with pitched acrobatics in pursuit of a seastar. This enchanting sequel in a brand new habitat will delight readers young and old.


Jane Yolen has authored more than 370 books, including the Caldecott-winning Owl Moon, which every budding young ornithologist owns, You Nest Here With Me, which is a popular new favorite, and the New York Times bestselling series How Do Dinosaurs. Jane Yolen’s books have been translated into over 20 languages and are popular around the world. Jane's husband, David Stemple, was both a well known bird recordist and a professor of computer science and he taught the entire family how to identify birds. Many of Jane’s books are about wildlife subjects, especially the winged kind. Jane lives in Easthampton, MA. Visit her online at


Bob Marstall is the illustrator of nine nonfiction children’s books, including the The Lady and the Spider, which sold over a quarter-of-a-million copies and was a Reading Rainbow selection. Bob has also been honored with an ALA Notable; an IRA Teachers’ Choice; a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children; and three John Burroughs selections.

In addition, two of Bob’s books are included in the New York Times Parent’s Guide’s “1001 Best Books of the Twentieth Century.” Bob Lives in Easthamton, MA. Visit him online at


The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Our hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet.


  • One (1) winner will receive a set of On Bird Hill, On Duck Pond, and On Gull Beach -- great summer reads!
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1 comment:

  1. This looks like such a cute book :D And stunning blog tour post too. <3 Thank you for sharing about it :) I have seen way too much of gulls, though, haha :D As I live right next to the ocean, so they are all over, all the time. Ugh. Noisy :)


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