A Shorebird's Incredible Journey
By (author) Nancy Carol Willis
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Red Knot by Nancy Carol Willis
Book DescriptionNarrated in journal entries from the point of view of a red knot--a robin-sized shore bird that migrates 20,000 miles annually, from the tip of South America to the Arctic Circle and back--this book depicts one such dramatic journey in stunningly detailed colored-pencil illustrations of the flight over the Atlantic Ocean, a landing in Delaware Bay, the northern nesting grounds, chicks feeding on hatching insects, a close call with an arctic fox, and the return home. At the heart of the story is a message about conservation: the birds stop only a few times as they travel and always in the same coastal areas where dwindling food supplies have caused a precipitous decline in their numbers over the past decade. Science concepts such as animal life cycles, climate, extinction, the food chain, and migration are introduced by information about how bird-banding and protecting the horseshoe crab--whose eggs are a principal food for red knots--can help them survive. A four-page appendix includes a map of the western hemisphere, a range and route map for migrating birds, a glossary, a timeline, and the history and conservation of red knots. This book was the first runner up in the Children's category for the 2007 Eric Hoffer Book Award.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780966276152
(279mm x 215mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Birdsong Books
Publisher: Birdsong Books
Publish Date: 1-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nancy Carol Willis
Animals' Winter Sleep, Paperback (September 2008)
Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years, this title takes non-fiction into the realm of bedtime read-to-me stories. It describes how 13 North American animal species - such as black bear, ermine, pileated woodpecker, porcupine, river otter, and ruffed grouse - survive harsh winter snows snug inside their dens, nests, burrows, and lodges.
Red Knot, Hardback (May 2006)
Aimed at children of ages 9 to 12 years, this book depicts the dramatic journey of a robin-sized shore bird that migrates 20,000 miles annually - from the tip of South America to the Arctic Circle and back - in coloured-pencil illustrations of the flight over the Atlantic Ocean, a landing in Delaware Bay, the northern nesting grounds, and more.
Raccoon Moon, Paperback (September 2002)
Describes a year in the life of a raccoon family as the mother teaches her cubs to climb trees, find food and survive predators.
Robins in Your Backyard, Paperback (September 2001)» View all books by Nancy Carol Willis
Intended for children aged 4-8 years, this is an educational tale of the migration, mating, and nesting habits of a pair of robins as they raise and care for their young ones. It includes details such as, the fact that a hatched robin equals the weight of one nickel, and that each robin can eat up to 14 feet of earthworms a day.
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Author Biography - Nancy Carol Willis
Nancy Carol Willis is the author and illustrator of "Raccoon Moon" and "The Robins in Your Backyard." She lives in Middletown, Delaware.
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