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Julie and the Eagles is the fourth book in the Julie series. It is analogous to the other Birthday Books for the Historical Characters.


Only in Julie and the Eagles

Chapter by Chapter Summary

Chapter One: A Cry in the Park

Chapter Two: Feathered Friends

Chapter Three: Endangered

Chapter Four: Earth Day

Chapter Five: Trying to Fly

Chapter Six: Happy Birthday, Julie!

Looking Back: Caring for the Earth in the 1970s

Discusses environmentalism during the 1970s. Topics covered:

  • The growing understanding that nature needed protection from human activity
  • The fact that just setting natural areas aside in parks and preserves was not enough
  • Rachel Carson, who revealed in her book Silent Spring that the commonly used pesticide DDT was poisoning insects who ate DDT-sprayed plants, which, in turn, poisoned animals that ate the insects
  • What would have happened to birds if they ate DDT-contaminated plants and animals
  • The creation of the Clean Air Act of 1963 and the Environmental Protection Agency to help with protecting the natural world
  • The first Earth Day celebration in America on April 22, 1970
  • Measures dealt with companies who wished to work in natural areas after Congress banned DDT in 1972
  • Various reasons why bald eagles were considered to be an endangered species during the 1970s
  • The comeback of bald eagles being considered as one of the environmental movement's biggest successes
  • Julia Butterfly Hill, who climbed up and lived in a 200 foot redwood tree in order to protect it from being cut down

Items Associated with Julie and the Eagles


  1. In Chapter 1, Julie mentions to Ivy there are only twenty eight more days until her birthday.

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