Migration of the Short-tailed Shearwater

October 2019
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  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    17th October 2019
  • ISBN 9781486309870
  • Language English
  • Pages 32 pp.
  • Size 11" x 8.5"
  • Images color Illus

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.

Diane Jackson Hill

Award-winning children’s author Diane Jackson Hill has always been drawn to the ocean and the creatures that call it home. A former primary school teacher, Diane’s books educate children about the marine environment in a bid to help protect and restore it for future generations.

Windcatcher is the second book that Diane Jackson Hill and Craig Smith have published together, with their previous book Chooks in Dinner Suits: A Tale of Big Dogs and Little Penguins (Museum Victoria, 2017) winning the 2017 Wilderness Society Environmental Award for Children’s Literature - picture fiction.

Craig Smith

Craig Smith is one of Australia’s most prolific and popular illustrators. He has been illustrating children’s books for over 40 years, and has published over 400 titles.

children's book, birds, ecology, migration, natural history