North The Greatest Animal Journey on Earth by Nick Dowson

North The Greatest Animal Journey on Earth

Written by Nick Dowson
Illustrated by Patrick Benson


North The Greatest Animal Journey on Earth by Nick Dowson

A passionate nature lover and a renowned artist trace the awe-inspiring spring migration of millions of creatures to the Arctic - the greatest journey on Earth. This is a book full of creatures: birds, fish and mammals. They are all embarking on one long, intense journey that will take them across oceans and continents, for thousands of miles - braving predators, starvation and extreme weather conditions - to reach the very top of the world. Each spring, animals migrate north to spend their summer in the snow-melt Arctic. In this season, the sun rarely sets and so millions of animals - of over 200 species - are drawn by the rich food sources and safe breeding grounds. This adventure is the largest, most extraordinary migration in nature; it is beautifully captured in Nick Dowson's lyrical narrative and Patrick Benson's stunning illustrations.


Outstanding... Patrick Benson's eerie illustrations [which] convey the whole atmosphere of the High Arctic so brilliantly. (Spectator)

About the Author

Nick Dowson is an English and drama teacher. Passionate about natural history, he has written two books for the Walker Nature Storybooks series: Tracks of a Panda and Tigress. He lives in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Patrick Benson has won many awards for his work, including the Mother Goose Award and the Kurt Maschler Award. He has worked with both Roald Dahl and Russell Hoban and his book with Martin Waddell, Owl Babies, has sold over two and a half million copies. He lives in the Scottish Borders.

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56 pages


Nick Dowson
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

5th September 2013



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