By: Nick Downson(Author), Patrick Benson(Illustrator)
56 pages, colour illustrations
A passionate nature lover and a renowned artist trace the awe-inspiring spring migration of millions of creatures to the Arctic – the greatest journey on Earth. North is a book full of creatures: birds, fish and mammals. They are all embarking on one long, intense journey that will take across oceans and continents, for thousands of miles – braving predators, starvation and extreme weather conditions – to reach the very top of the world.
Each spring, animals migrate north to spend their summer in the snow-melt Arctic. In this season, the sun rarely sets and so millions of animals – of over 200 species – are drawn by the rich food sources and safe breeding grounds. This adventure is the largest, most extraordinary migration in nature; it is beautifully captured in Nick Dowson's lyrical narrative and Patrick Benson's stunning illustrations. From grey whales to terns, caribou to walruses, this journey introduces the reader to a vast range of determined voyaging animals, each trying to make their way North. It includes educational/conservational information in the back inside of North.
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Nick Dowson is an English and drama teacher. Passionate about natural history, he has written two books for the Walker Nature Storybooks series: Tracks of a Panda and Tigress. He lives in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Patrick Benson has won many awards for his work, including the Mother Goose Award and the Kurt Maschler Award. He has worked with both Roald Dahl and Russell Hoban and his book with Martin Waddell, Owl Babies, has sold over two and a half million copies. He lives in the Scottish Borders.
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