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Windcatcher

Migration of the Short-tailed Shearwater

Diane Jackson Hill (author) Craig Smith (author)

ISBN: 9781486309870

Publication Date: Nov 2019

Format: Hardback

Based on birds that live on Griffith Island, near Port Fairy, Victoria, Windcatcher is a tale of migration, conservation and survival that begins with one small bird called Hope. Written by Diane Jackson Hill and illustrated by Craig Smith, Windcatcher explores the mysteries of seabird migration for primary aged readers.
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A short-tailed shearwater flies from the edge of the Southern Ocean to the rim of the Arctic Circle – and back – every year. This remarkable 30,000 kilometre journey is driven by seabird law.

Instinct and community will guide her. A wingspan the size of a child's outstretched arms will support her. But first, she must catch the wind…

Based on birds that live on Griffith Island, near Port Fairy, Victoria, Windcatcher is a tale of migration, conservation and survival that begins with one small bird called Hope.

Written by award-winning children's author Diane Jackson Hill and illustrated by Craig Smith, one of Australia's most prolific and popular illustrators, Windcatcher explores the mysteries of seabird migration for primary aged readers.

Features
  • Remarkable story of the migration of the short-tailed shearwater from the Southern Ocean to the Artic Circle and back.
  • Explores themes of seabird migration, conservation and survival.
  • Teacher Notes to support use in the classroom will be available from the CSIRO Publishing website.
  • From the author and illustrator of Chooks in Dinner Suits, which was a 2017 CBCA Notable and Wilderness Society Environmental Award for Children's Literature picture fiction book winner.
Illustrations 30 Colour illustrations
Pages 32
Dimensions 220 x 285
Date Published 30 Nov 2019
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Subject/s Environment   Science: general issues   The natural world, country life & pets   Applied ecology   Service industries   Birds (ornithology)   Animal behaviour  
Award-winning children's author Diane Jackson Hill has always been drawn to the ocean and the creatures that call it home. A former primary school teacher, Diane's books educate children about the marine environment in a bid to help protect and restore it for future generations.

Craig Smith is one of Australia's most prolific and popular illustrators. He has been illustrating children's books for over 40 years, and has published over 400 titles.

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