“. . . and the sky blackened with dark, gray bodies. In the blurry confusion, John lost Mary.” So begins Have You Seen Mary?, a fictional account of one sandhill crane’s faithful search during spring migration for his lost mate. Set on Nebraska’s Platte River, Jeff Kurrus weaves a tender story of love while also teaching us about these majestic birds. Supported with wondrous color photographs taken by Michael Forsberg, this book will appeal to all ages for its ability to entertain as well as educate readers about sandhill cranes. – Amazon
Jeff Kurrus is the associate editor of NEBRASKAland magazine, an award-winning wildlife publication. He lives in Gretna, Nebraska, with his wife, Laura, and two-year-old daughter Madeline. Michael Forsberg is an internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer. He is the author and photographer of On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America and coauthor of Great Plains: America’s Lingering Wild. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his wife, Patty, and their two daughters, Elsa and Emme.