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The Journey: Stories of Migration (edition 2006)

by Cynthia Rylant, Lambert Davis (Illustrator)

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Title:The Journey: Stories of Migration
Authors:Cynthia Rylant
Other authors:Lambert Davis (Illustrator)
Info:The Blue Sky Press (2006), Hardcover, 48 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Nonfiction, Picture Books, Illustrated Books, Informational Text, Animals, Animal Migration, Life-Cycles, Science, Mentor Texts, Factual Writing, Locusts, Whales, Eels, Monarch Butterflies, Caribou, The Tern, Elementary School, Middle School

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The Journey: Stories Of Migration by Cynthia Rylant




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This book is about the migration on of animals such as butterflies, caribou, whales and other animals.
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I thought it was a very educational book
Classroom Extensions:
1. talk about different animals that migrate.
2. Make a migration map.
  dareangilland | Nov 16, 2013 |
This illustrated nonfiction text tells the stories of six different types of animals that migrate, what Rylant calls “remarkable travelers.” The animals inhabit the seas, the land, and the air. They live in places warm and cold. Woven throughout each story are color-rich realistic paintings, which sometimes give an up-close look at the animals and sometimes provide a pulled-back big picture of what migration looks like. The text is oversized, and, on average, there’s no more than one hundred words or so per spread. An individual story could be read — say, the one on monarchs during a class effort to hatch and release the butterflies. Or the stories could be read together to study underlying themes: what are the similarities and the differences between the migrations of these animals. The book does a beginning job of offering this type of conclusion; students could use it as a launching point for their own writing. Certainly, the book could serve as a mentor text for factual writing. This book has applications in classrooms from elementary through middle school. ( )
  English_Teacher | Nov 13, 2012 |
This beautifully illustrated book tells astonishing stories of migration. Students will learn of the amazing journeys of locusts, whales, eels, monarch butterflies, caribou, and Arctic terns. The book is well-researched and written in a straightforward, conversational style.

Curriculum: a great book to use for science units on animals and their adaptations.

Rylant, C. & Davis, L. (2006). The journey: Stories of migration. New York: Blue Sky Press.
  AMQS | Jul 16, 2012 |
This book was all about the migration of different animals, including Monarch butterflies. It mostly dealt with monarch butterflies. It explained the story of the lifestyle of monarch butterflies. The pictures were truly wonderful; they depicted beautiful butterfly scenes, drawn by the illustrator. I also learned about butterfly trees; before this book I had never known about butterfly trees. So pretty! It talked about what happens to butterflies throughout the different seasons. I think this book is a life cycle nonfiction book because it focuses on the migration periods of a few different animals lives. ( )
  chelsea6273 | Jan 29, 2012 |
This book is a very informational book about different typed of species that migrate and why they do so. It talks about Locusts, which are really grasshoppers, and why they migrate. A few others were the whales, the eels, butterflies, caribu. A variety of different species, how long they travel or how far, all the questions are answered in this book.

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I really enjoyed reading this book, I have learned a few things about these animals myself. It had some great pictures in here, it was very descriptive also.

Classroom Extension Ideas:

1. You could take the kids to a field trip to a zoo and talk about some animals that migrate, or even just to an open field to look at butterflies in the spring.
2. Depending on the age group you could have them look up an another animal that migrates and have them do a little report on it. ( )
  Cindy_22 | Nov 15, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0590307177, Hardcover)

Join Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and illustrator Lambert Davis as they follow the majestic migrations of caribou, locusts, gray whales, terns, and more creatures who must travel to survive.

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant joins naturalist painter Lambert Davis to create a vibrant picture book that follow the migratory journeys of some magnificent creatures: locusts, gray whales, American silver eels, monarch butterflies, caribou, and terns. Rylant's lively, poetic prose and Davis' exquisite, dramatic paintings offer an awe-inspiring look at the animal world and the outstanding tests of endurance and strength that the animals have undergone for centuries, and which continue to cycle on and inspire us today.

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Follows six different migratory animals on their journey.

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