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.
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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