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Circle

By Jeannie Baker
Illustrated by Jeannie Baker

In an infinity of sky, tiny godwit birds follow ancient, invisible migratory pathways, flying on and on for nine nights and nine days, flying without rest... This is their story.

From the creator of the critically acclaimed Where the Forest Meets the Sea and Mirror, comes a poetic, eco-conscious picture book which explores the complex, interdependency of nature. This is the story of the little-known Bar-tailed Godwit who, following invisible pathways that have been used for thousands of years, undertakes the longest unbroken migration of any bird, a total of 11,000 kilometres, flying from their breeding grounds in Alaska across the Pacific Ocean to Australia or New Zealand. Facing hunger and treacherous conditions to reach their destination, their flight is one of bravery, tenacity and strength, and Jeannie s stunning mixed media collages, inspired first-hand by the spectacular landscapes of Alaska and China, will amaze readers, and take them on an extraordinary visual journey to the corners of our Earth.

  • In creating this book, Jeannie visited each of the locations featured in the story and used fabric, sand, vegetation and other unique materials from those places to create her artwork.
  • Jeannie will be doing a travelling exhibition of her art for this book, and will visit all the places on the flight path of the godwit, including Australia and New Zealand. Includes educational and conservational information in the back matter.

About the author

Jeannie Baker is the author and illustrator of a number of children's picture books, including the award-winning Where the Forest Meets the Sea and the critically acclaimed dual language picture book Mirror. Her characteristic use of mixed media to create detailed and elaborate collages is stunning and unique. Originally from the UK, Jeannie lives in Australia. Find Jeannie online at www.jeanniebaker.com.

ISBN: 9781406338010
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: June 1, 2016
Dimensions: 280 x 263mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 19/10/16 at 23:35:57
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