Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration

Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration

Marianne Berkes (author), Jennifer DiRubbio (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584691884

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Teachers! This book is like a whole unit on migration wrapped in a winning combination of easy verse, factual language, and beautiful illustrations. For animals, migration is a powerful compulsion to travel, sometimes over long distances, often skipping many meals. Sometimes, as in the case of the monarch butterfly, a round-trip takes several generations. Why do they do it? How do they succeed? The ten featured species offer a broad representation of migration: loggerhead turtles, monarch butterflies, manatees, ruby-throated hummingbirds, Pacific salmon, Canada geese, California gray whales, caribou, Arctic tern, and emperor penguin. The book is loaded with additional tips for teachers. Once again Marianne Berkes combines her teaching, writing, and theatrical skills to combine entertainment with education--creative non-fiction at its best.

Reading Level
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Animals, Birds & Insects Nature Picture Books Science & Technology
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
English (US)
Fiction Non-Fiction
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