Windcatcher: Migration of the Short-tailed Shearwater
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DescriptionA 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.
- 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.
1 October 2019
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