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Migration of the Short-tailed Shearwater

Diane Jackson Hill Craig Smith



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CSIRO Publishing
01 October 2019
Children's & Educational; Educational: Biology
*A CBCA 2020 Notable Book of the Year: Picture Book* Age range 3 to 9 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.

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By:   Diane Jackson Hill
Illustrated by:   Craig Smith
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 220mm,  Width: 285mm, 
Weight:   425g
ISBN:   9781486309870
ISBN 10:   1486309879
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   Primary & secondary/elementary & high school ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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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