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Migration / by Mike Unwin ; illustrated by Jenni Desmond.

Unwin, Mike, author. (Author). Desmond, Jenni, illustrator. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J 591.568 UNW (Text) 33500013105119 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 591.568 UNW (Text) 33500013105101 New Checked out 09/05/2019
Roseau Public Library j 591.568 UNW (Text) 35500006203861 New In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781547600977
  • ISBN: 1547600977
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Target Audience Note: Age 7+
Grade 4 to 6.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    The titular incredible conveys the substance of travel writer Unwin's descriptions of animal migrations: many travel greater distances in a single direction than most humans travel in a lifetime! For instance, swallows fly from Europe to Africa and back in their annual migration, and hummingbirds may make a 6000-mile annual round-trip. Following a brief introduction that explains reasons for migration, each two-page spread focuses on one of the book's 20 insects, animals, or birds. He concludes with a map and migration key, indicating the paths of all animals in the book. Desmond's soft, muted art—created with watercolor, acrylic, ink, pencil, and pencil crayon—provides the background for each spread and includes a large image of the featured animal, repeated smaller images, or surroundings. Unwin's text occupies one side of the spread, while a caption in much smaller (and difficult-to-decipher) font is placed on the opposing page. Black font on the lighter pages is mostly easy to read, but sometimes proves difficult on darker backgrounds. Nevertheless, this remains a lovely book, best read individually or one-on-one. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    The titular incredible conveys the substance of travel writer Unwin's descriptions of animal migrations: many travel greater distances in a single direction than most humans travel in a lifetime! For instance, swallows fly from Europe to Africa and back in their annual migration, and hummingbirds may make a 6000-mile annual round-trip. Following a brief introduction that explains reasons for migration, each two-page spread focuses on one of the book's 20 insects, animals, or birds. He concludes with a map and migration key, indicating the paths of all animals in the book. Desmond's soft, muted art—created with watercolor, acrylic, ink, pencil, and pencil crayon—provides the background for each spread and includes a large image of the featured animal, repeated smaller images, or surroundings. Unwin's text occupies one side of the spread, while a caption in much smaller (and difficult-to-decipher) font is placed on the opposing page. Black font on the lighter pages is mostly easy to read, but sometimes proves difficult on darker backgrounds. Nevertheless, this remains a lovely book, best read individually or one-on-one. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Mike Unwin has migrated all over the world in search of wildlife. The author of more than 30 books on the subject for both adults and children, including the Encyclopedia of Birds (Bloomsbury) and Southern African Wildlife(Bradt), he is also a regular contributor to publications such as BBC Wildlife and RSPB Nature's Home. In 2013 Mike was voted UK Travel Writer of the Year by the British Guild of Travel Writers.

Jenni Desmond graduated from a Masters Degree in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art (UK) with distinction and her debut 'Red Cat Blue Cat' won the Cambridgeshire Read it Again! Award in 2012. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages since, and in 2015 Desmond was named Best Emerging Talent (Illustrator) at the Junior Design Awards (UK). In 2016 she was made a Maurice Sendak Fellow and her book 'The Polar Bear' became a 'New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book' of the year. Her work is admired for its narrative and visual depth, being at once complex and simple. When Jenni is not in her studio, you'll find her cooking, cycling and looking for adventure.

Subject: Animal migration > Juvenile literature.
Animal migration.
Genre: Juvenile works.

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