Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
9.8 X 12.2 X 0.6 inches | 1.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781547600977

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About the Author

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.

Reviews

"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