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In an infinity of sky, tiny godwit birds follow ancient, invisible migratory pathways, flying on and on for nine nights and nine days, flying without rest... This is their story.

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ISBN 9781406338010
Barcode 9781406338010
Published 1 June 2016 by Walker Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) Illustrated by Baker, Jeannie
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781406338010
ISBN-10 140633801X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 June 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Baker, Jeannie
Category General Picture Books
Animals
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
CBCA Book of the Year Notables 2017: Picture Books
CBCA Book of the Year Notables 2017: Information Books
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 285mm
Height: 270mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 600g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 598.331568
Catalogue Code 646253

Description of this Book

From the creator of the critically acclaimed Where the Forest Meets the Sea and Mirror, comes a poetic, eco-conscious picture book which explores the complex, interdependency of nature. This is the story of the little-known Bar-tailed Godwit who, following invisible pathways that have been used for thousands of years, undertakes the longest unbroken migration of any bird, a total of 11,000 kilometres, flying from Australia and New Zealand to their breeding grounds in the Arctic ...and back again. Facing hunger and treacherous conditions to reach their destination, their flight is one of bravery, tenacity and strength, and Jeannie's stunning mixed media collages, inspired first-hand by the spectacular landscapes of Alaska and China, will amaze readers, and take them on an extraordinary visual journey to the corners of our Earth.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This breathtaking picture book describes the winter migration of Godwits from Alaska to Australia and New Zealand. A deceptively simple text is enhanced by beautiful collage illustrations, and together they provide a clear message about the fragility of our planet. The Bookseller
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jeannie Baker is the author and illustrator of a number of children's picture books, including the award-winning Where the Forest Meets the Sea and the critically acclaimed dual language picture book Mirror. Her characteristic use of mixed media to create detailed and elaborate collages is stunning and unique. Originally from the UK, Jeannie lives in Australia. Find Jeannie online at www.jeanniebaker.com.

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