North : the amazing story of Arctic migration (#0704SJ7)

by Dowson, Nick; illustrated by Benson, Patrick

9 reviews & awards | 6 full-text reviews

Paperback Candlewick Press, 2013
Price: USD 8.82
Description: 53 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 30 cm
Dewey: 591.56; Audience: Upper Elementary; Reading Level: 4.8
AR 4.8 LG .5 146489EN; RC 6.4 3; LEX 920L; F&P P
From the publisher: Grades 2-5; Ages 7-10
From Kirkus: Ages 7-10; PW: Ages 7-up; SLJ: Gr 3-6


Product Overview
From Follett

Includes index. Celebrates the migration of millions of animals to the Arctic tundra.

From the Publisher
"A treat for middle-graders of an ecological bent." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

At the top of our world is a huge wild place called the Arctic. In the winter, it is a cold and barren land, where few animals can survive. But when spring comes, it attracts animals from every corner of the earth. This lushly illustrated picture book celebrates the resilient wildlife and barren, beautiful landscapes of the Arctic Circle, tracing the awe-inspiring spring migration of millions of creatures to the Arctic and reminding the reader of the hardships and harmony of life in the wild.
Back matter includes additional information about the arctic, a glossary, and an index.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: September 10, 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First U.S. paperback edition.
  • Dewey: 591.56
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 53 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 30 cm
  • Tracings: Benson, Patrick, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-6663-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-6663-7
  • Follett Number: 0704SJ7
  • Reading Level: 4.8
  • Audience: Upper Elementary
  • Grades: 2-5
  • Ages: 7-10
  • Kirkus: Ages 7-10
  • Publishers Weekly: Ages 7-up
  • School Library Journal: Gr 3-6
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.8
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 146489EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 6.4
  • Reading Counts Points: 3
  • Lexile: 920L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: P

Reviews & Awards
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred, 02/01/12
  • Horn Book Magazine, 01/01/12
  • Horn Book Magazine, 04/01/12 *
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 10/01/11
  • Library Media Connection, 03/01/12

* Taken from another format.

  • New York Times, 12/18/11
  • Publishers Weekly, 09/19/11
  • School Library Journal starred, 01/01/12
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/12

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide starred (Spring 2012)
Dawson introduces readers to animals that migrate to the Arctic for the warmer summer months. Polar bears (year-round residents) are joined by whales from Mexico, herrings from Norway, and birds from as far away as Antarctica, among others. Luminous watercolor with pen and pencil illustrations capture the icy Arctic winters, the tundras fleeting midsummer verdancy, and the migrating groups gracefulness.

Taken from the Hardcover.

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