Southwest Books of the Year
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- Victor, the Reluctant Vulture
- By Jonathan Hanson. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press. 35 pp. $16.95.
- A beautifully illustrated picture book written for older children about Victor, a southwestern vulture who has some doubts about his role in life. He doesn't really want to be a vulture and would rather fly as a raptor, eagle or hawk. He tries hunting and keeps on crashing and colliding with other bird friends.
After a nightmare about stench filled carcasses and a visit from raptor bird friends who thank him for his job cleaning up carrion, Victor feels better and gets to work eating roadkill. [ ]