Windcatcher: Migration of the Short-Tailed Shearwater

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CSIRO Publishing, 2019 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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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 Griffiths 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.

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Windcatcher is the story of the migration of the short-tailed shearwater. In particular, the solo offspring of bird number 625. Her mother was tagged with a metal leg band so rangers could document ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

Diane Jackson Hill is a retired primary school teacher who is passionate about connecting children to the beauty of our incredible world. She is also the author of Windcatcher: Migration of the Short-tailed Shearwaternbsp;(CSIRO Publishing), which made the CBCA Awards Notables list and was awarded a Certificate of Commendation in The Royal Zoological Society of NSW Whitley Awards.

Craig Smith is a musician from Christchurch who performs around New Zealand and Australia. He is the author of the number one bestseller The Wonky Donkey and performs the songs featured in the other highly successful titles Willbee the Bumblebee, All I Want for Christmas and Kaha the Kea. He lives in Queenstown.

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