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North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration

by Nick Dowson

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Dowson, Nick North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration. Illust. by Patrick Benson. Candlewick, 2013. 56p. Intermediate
Every spring millions of animals, including whales, cranes, wolves, and geese, go on a great journey to the Arctic from around the world. Reflective tale is told with a narrated viewpoint, using informative, poetic language. Amazingly, beautiful illustrations are done in watercolor, pen, and pencil. Theme is Arctic migration as the greatest journey on earth.
AK: Arctic animals and birds
Activity: As children if they have seen migrating birds in the fall and spring. What kinds were they? ( )
  LoriOrtega | Jun 8, 2015 |
Genre: Non-Fiction
Audience: Pre k-5
This is a beautifully illustrated book about the Artic Migration that happens every year. It describes the journey many animals and birds make over thousands of miles to get to the artic circle for a few short months only to migrate away again during winter. Children of all ages will love this book because it appeals to everyone in different ways. I will use this book with students with their science curriculum while discussing migration. ( )
  ShantiR | Feb 27, 2014 |
Beautiful illustrations. Poetic text. ( )
  MontLancLibrary | May 8, 2013 |
Grades 2-5

Spare, almost poetic, language combines with beautiful illustrations to create a book that will be a pleasure to read aloud and to pore over individually. Opening with a scene of a lone polar bear and arctic fox, Dowson explains that there are very few animals that can survive year-round in the Arctic, but as the seasons change and the weather slowly warms, animals from all over the globe start making their way north. Illustrator Benson's muted watercolors complement Dowson's text nicely, and the result is a thoughtful and thought-provoking book. An author's note about the Arctic region, along with a glossary, index, and map, round out the offering. While there's not enough detail on specific animals to be helpful with reports, students will come away with an appreciation of that region as a whole.

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  KimJD | Apr 8, 2013 |
Stunning nature book! ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763652717, Hardcover)

A passionate nature lover and a renowned artist trace the awe-inspiring spring migration of millions of creatures to the Arctic--the greatest journey on Earth.

At the top of our world is a huge wild place called the Arctic.

In the winter, it is a cold and barren land, where few animals can survive. But when spring comes, it brings with it animals from every corner of the earth. Gray whales, white cranes, wolves, and caribou begin their migrations as the snow melts, gradually making the long journey north. Once they reach their destination, they will raise their young, feast on the lush Arctic tundra, and bask in the sunlight that lasts all summer. Still, this season too must pass, and by the time winter grips the Arctic once again, the visitors have gone--only to return the following year. This lushly illustrated picture book celebrates the cyclical nature of the seasons, showcasing the barren and beautiful landscapes of the Arctic Circle and reminding the reader of the hardships and harmony of life in the wild.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:36 -0400)

Presents a tribute to the migrations of millions of creatures to the Arctic, including depictions of the cyclical journeys of gray whales, caribou and more.

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