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The magnificent migration : on safari with Africa's last great herds / Sy Montgomery ; with photos by Roger and Logan Wood.

Montgomery, Sy, (author.). Wood, Roger, 1947- (photographer.). Wood, Logan, (photographer.).

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  • 7 of 7 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544761131
  • ISBN: 0544761138
  • Physical Description: 149 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
Age 10+
Grade 4 to 6.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2
    *Starred Review* It's possible that wildebeest won't initially grab readers' attentions, but it's worth encouraging them to take a chance on these African ungulates, because Montgomery quickly proves that they're as exciting as they come. While similar to her volumes in the Scientists in the Field series, this stand-alone title has a far more personal tone, as Montgomery narrates her experiences with wildebeest expert Dr. Richard Estes and their safari team as they track the massive, year-round migration of these animals. Montgomery impressively conveys the large-scale importance of wildebeest's Serengeti circuit by focusing on the details observed (and smelled) on her journey. It's a trip punctuated by vampiric flies, car trouble, laughter, tragedy, and wonder—all while in pursuit of a somehow elusive, million-strong herd. Wildebeest, also called gnus, are a keystone species whose pursuit of Africa's rains keeps its grassland ecosystem healthy, but human expansion and poaching are taking a toll on this, to use Montgomery's term, symphonic migration. She makes connections to other awesome animal migrants (loggerhead sea turtles, zooplankton, monarch butterflies, etc.) and zooms in on other animals her team encounters on their travels, providing a larger context for the wildebeest's migration and a clear depiction of nature's interconnectedness. Montgomery's and Dr. Estes' passion for these astonishing animals makes this illuminating, information-rich account an adventure that may just inspire a gnu generation of ecological heroes. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Researching films, articles, and books, Sy Montgomery has hiked the Altai Mountains of Mongolia looking for snow leopards, tracked tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea, and more. A National Book Award finalist, she has also been honored with a Sibert Medal, three honorary degrees, and many other awards. Sy lives in New Hampshire. 

Subject: Animal migration > Tanzania > Serengeti Plain > Juvenile literature.
Safaris > Tanzania > Serengeti Plain.
Animal migration.
Tanzania > Serengeti Plain.
Genre: Juvenile works.

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