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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.From the creator of the critically acclaimed Where the Forest Meets the Sea and Mirror, comes a poetic... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781406377682
Barcode 9781406377682
Published 1 August 2017 by Walker Books
Format Paperback
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Author(s) Illustrated by Baker, Jeannie
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ISBN-13 9781406377682
ISBN-10 1406377686
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 August 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) Illustrated by Baker, Jeannie
Category Big Books Picture books
General Picture Books
Animals
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 448mm
Height: 420mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 850g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 598.331568
Catalogue Code 935326

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 their breeding grounds in Alaska across the Pacific Ocean to Australia or New Zealand. 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 Simply stunning. Carousel 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 if you and your child have never heard of the godwit, prepare to be amazed by Jeannie Baker's Circle. Newbury Weekly News The text is sparse yet informative allowing space for the illustrations to tell the story. These are in Baker's recognisable collage style and convey the vastness of the journey. Double page spreads allow the reader to sense the scope of this epic flight; they fill the pages with a perspective that shows the earth's curvature. [...]The book opens with a small boy saying I wish I could fly - it certainly makes you feel you've experienced a little of what it would be like to be airborne. Armadillo Baker's style features a dazzling display of collage, whole scenes constructed from a wide selection of mixed media. The book, full of wonders about this extraordinary bird which in its lifetime may fly further than from the Earth to the Moon and back, would be a valuable addition to any Library of classroom book-shelf. The School Librarian
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 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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