North: The Greatest Animal Journey on Earth by Nick Dowson


North: The Greatest Animal Journey on Earth by Nick Dowson

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. The Arctic becomes a haven for new life. This adventure is the largest, most extraordinary migration in nature and one that is beautifully captured in Nick Dowson's lyrical narrative and Patrick Benson's stunning illustrations.


outstanding ... Readers of all ages who feel the romance of a remote landscape could not fail to appreciate Patrick Benson's eerie illustrations, which convey the whole atmosphere of the High Arctic so brilliantly. Spectator Stunning picture spreads ... are accompanied by simple but informative text Daily Mail beautiful ... a perfect read to cosy up with before the fire Big Issue highly recommended and a good introduction to this increasingly popular part of the world -- The School Librarian The School Librarian

About the Author

Nick Dowson is an English and Drama teacher and is passionate about natural history. He has written two books for the Walker Nature Storybooks series: Tracks of a Panda and Tigress. He lives with his partner in Suffolk.

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56 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

3rd November 2011



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