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Each year, bar-tailed godwits undertake the longest unbroken migration of any bird, flying from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to Australia and New Zealand and back again. They follow invisible pathways--pathways that have been followed for thousands of years--while braving hunger and treacherous conditions to reach their destination. In Circle, Jeannie Baker follows the godwit's incredible flight, taking us over awe-inspiring scenes as the birds spread their wings above such beautiful landmarks as the Great Barrier Reef and China's breathtaking cityscapes.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press, c2016
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780763679668
Branch Call Number: JX 598.1568 BAK
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,28 x 29 cm.


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Jan 13, 2018

An exquisite migration book on the Bartailed Godwits, a migration route that may very well take the wits of God to accomplish is astonishing. Gorgeous illustrations with a dreamy and magical feel.
A bird and book worth knowing, inspiring humanity:

"In its lifetime the godwit will usually fly farther
than the distance from the earth to the moon."

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