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Great Migrations: Whales, Wildebeests, Butterflies, Elephants, and Other Amazing Animals on the Move (National Geographic Kids) Hardcover – October 12, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: National Geographic Kids
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426307004
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426307003
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 0.4 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #547,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An official companion book to the Great Migrations television series on the National Geographic channel, this colorful book offers excellent photos of eight migrating animals: Mali elephants, red crabs, monarch butterflies, golden jellyfish, zebras, army ants, wildebeests, and sperm whales. On the double-page spreads carrying information, some sentences are printed in standard paragraph form, while others are singled out and printed in uppercase letters, and sometimes in a form more vertical than horizontal. Within those sentences, some words and phrases are further emphasized with the use of still larger type in different colors. Although these visual elements give the pages a dynamic look, they detract from the experience of actually reading the text and absorbing the content. Still, the writing style is often lively, the maps are excellent, and the photos are exceptionally clear and vibrant. Readers enthralled by the TV series may want to have a look. Grades 3-5. --Carolyn Phelan

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Elizabeth Carney is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in children's nonfiction and science, math, and STEM-related subjects.

Elizabeth received the 2005 AAAS Science Journalism Award for science reporting for children. Her titles Face to Face With Cheetahs, Face to Face With Gorillas, and Great Migrations: Whales, Wildebeests, Butterflies, Elephants, and Other Amazing Animals on the Move appeared on the National Science Teachers Association's Outstanding Science Trade Book list for 2008, 2009, and 2010, respectively.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joy Casey on December 20, 2010
Format: Hardcover
What an incredible book! Beautiful and so interesting. Understanding animal migration gives you a greater understanding and appreciation of the many migrating animals. Great for children AND adults!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Seek Felicity TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 30, 2013
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I have been teaching migration to my fourth graders. With minimum time permitted for science, I try to stock our classroom library with supplemental books that allow them to delve a little deeper into concepts. As would be expected from National Geographic, There are beautiful pictures of many animals engaged in migration. While the information in the book is solid, the organization could have been better. The information does not read like a National Geographic article. Rather, information is divided into smaller sections - almost like captions - and then spread among the pages. I would have preferred a book that divided the animal groups into readable chapters with subheadings and key vocabulary highlighted and explained for each animal. The students do like flipping through the book to look at pictures.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Glass on November 22, 2012
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I bought this book for my classroom. The kids have enjoyed looking through it. It has great pictures for students.
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