From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus comes a charmingly perfect gem of a book about the most exquisite and extraordinary of winged creatures: hummingbirds.As one of the most beautiful and intriguing birds found in nature, hummingbirds fascinate people around the world. The lightest birds in the sky, hummingbirds are capable of incredible feats, such as flying backwards, diving at speeds of sixty-one miles per hour, and beating their wings more than sixty times a second. Miraculous creatures, they are also incredibly vulnerable when they first emerge from their eggs. That's where Brenda Sherburn comes in.With tenderness and patience, she rescues abandoned hummingbirds and nurses them back to health until they can fly away and live in the wild. In The Hummingbirds' Gift, the extraordinary care that Brenda provides her peanut-sized patients is revealed and, in the process, shows us just how truly amazing hummingbirds are.With Sy Montgomery's signature "joyful passion" (Library Journal), this beautifully written and inspiring book celebrates the profound gift that hummingbirds are to our planet.