Excellent book! I had seen John Stokes’ raptor program at an elementary school so before I started reading his book, I expected it to dive right into how he works with birds. It is so much more, and when you have gotten to the end, you will feel you know John very well. As he tells his story, you almost feel that you are there. Humor and even a little mystery is threaded throughout the book but in the end, it is how his hang gliding merges with his desire to give a gift to a bird. Anyone who starts reading it had better allocate some time, because they will find it holds their interest.