Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys (Hardcover)
Animals of all shapes and sizes make epic journeys across our planet, through harsh weather, avoiding hungry predators, in their efforts to survive. Travel around the globe with some of the world's most incredible animals and discover their unique migration stories.
Follow the emperor penguin through snow, ice and bitter temperatures; watch as the great white shark swims 10,000 km in search of seals; track huge herds of elephants, on their yearly hunt for water and be amazed at the millions of red crabs, migrating across Christmas Island.
With stunning colour illustrations, uncover the astonishing migrations of 20 creatures, in this truly inspiring narrative. Written by Mike Unwin, a UK Travel Writer of the Year, and illustrated by Jenni Desmond, winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, prepare yourself for a journey like no other.
Follow the amazing migrations of these 20 creatures: Arctic tern, barn swallow, bar-headed goose, ruby-throated hummingbird, osprey, wandering albatross, whooping crane, emperor penguin, African elephant, blue wildebeest, caribou, straw-coloured fruit bat, humpback whale, green turtle, Southern pilchard, salmon, great white shark, monarch butterfly, globe skimmer dragonfly, Christmas Island red crab
About the Author
Mike Unwin is a freelance writer, editor and illustrator with over 13 years' experience in natural history publishing. In 2000 he won the BBC Wildlife travel-writing competition. His children's titles include the bestselling RSPB My First Book of Garden Birds and My First Book of Garden Wildlife.
"Unwin . . . adroitly relating the marvels of each creature’s migration [and] Desmond’s expert illustrations shimmer on the page." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Featuring concise text and expansive illustrations, “Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys” presents an impressive assortment of animals making their way through the world… Author Mike Unwin engagingly conveys key facts about 20 species, and illustrator Jenni Desmond depicts them from intriguing angles." - The Washington Post
"Desmond's art . . . make this oversize album stand out." - Kirkus Reviews
"A lovely book." - Booklist
"Should quickly soak up the knowledge put forth in Unwin's lucid writing, and are likely to return again and again to Jenni Desmond's stunningly handsome mixed media illustrations." - Shelf Awareness
"Each double-page spread features an engrossing watercolor scene . . . equally adaptable to a classroom readaloud or a wind-down bedtime story." - BCCB
"The dazzling images…make turning every page of this book a delight. Unwin presents the epic journeys of 21 diverse species, from dragonflies to whales, one per spread, adroitly relating the marvels of each creature’s migration. Desmond’s expert illustrations shimmer on the page, capturing the fragility and abundance of the natural world." - Publishers Weekly
"The watercolor illustrations are lovely" - School Library Journal