We Travel So Far
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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: by Laura Knowles ; illustrations by Chris Madden
Audience: Juvenile
Age range lower: 7
Age range upper: 10
Specs: full color throughout
Pages: 64
Trim Size: 8 1/2" X 11 1/8"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20180815
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We Travel So Far

The stupendous migrations undertaken by more than 25 of the world's animals, including humans.

This beautifully illustrated picture book looks at the epic migrations that mammals, birds, fish and insects undertake every year, crossing hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles to reach breeding grounds, nesting sites and food sources. From the epic migration of the enormous humpback whale to the staggering determination of the tiny hummingbird and the mass migration of millions of wildebeests, each animal tells its own "micro-story" -- the reason that it travels so very far and the risks of the journey.

Migration data describe the animals' migration routes and an earth map lets readers find and follow the animals' long and dangerous journeys.

Animals profiled:

  • Leatherback Turtle
  • Zebra
  • Humpback Whale
  • Wildebeest
  • Sockeye Salmon
  • Polar Bear
  • Caribbean Spiny Lobster
  • Red Crab
  • Elephant Seal
  • Garter Snake
  • European Eel
  • Caribou
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Common Toad
  • Wandering Albatross
  • African Elephant
  • Monarch Butterfly
  • Norway Lemming
  • Whooping Crane
  • Emperor Penguin
  • Fruit Bat
  • Galapagos Land Iguana
  • Bar-headed Goose
  • Desert Locust
  • Arctic Tern
  • The People's Story
  • A Map of the World
  • Migration Data

We Travel So Far is a unique and beautifully presented introduction to a part of the lives of many animals which is usually missing from children's picture books.

Bio:

Laura Knowles has a background in children's publishing and is the author of Once Upon a Jungle. Her love of natural history, words and art have drawn her to work on books about animals and nature.

Chris Madden is a design and visual artist whose illustrations have appeared in many national magazines and newspapers. He lives in the UK.