Shadow the Sandhill Crane

shadowthesandhillcrane_lg Hazel Keays Northey
Susan Wood and Alice Lundstrom
Dotty Schenk, Illustrator

Dragonfeather Books
28 pp. ● 7.5×9.25
$14.95 (pb) ● $8.99 (eb)
ISBN 978-1-945805-21-9 (pb)


Publication date: July 2018

About the Book

Before he becomes dinner for a stray cat, the orphaned chick Shadow gets rescued by the bird people of the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin. When the little crane heals, it’s time for him to return to the wild. So Shadow comes to live with the Joneses. Every year Sandhill cranes nest and feed in the marsh out back of their dairy farm. Told in the voice of a young daughter in the Jones family, this true story will appeal to children and adults interested in learning more about Sandhill cranes, the work of the International Crane foundation, and farm life in Wisconsin. Shadow is based on a real rescue bird from the International Crane Foundation.

All the proceeds from the book go to the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

In the Media

Daughter publishes late mother’s manuscript about sandhill crane that stayed with family in 1981” Susan Endres, Baraboo News Republic