With poetic language and lush oil paintings, children will cheer on the tiny but mighty yellow warbler as she makes her perilous migration journey from the tropics of Central America to the Canadian tundra.
* WINNER OF JOHN BURROUGHS ASSOCIATION RIVERBY AWARD FOR YOUNG READERS
The warbler is helped along the way by three different children and families: a Nicaraguan family whose traditional shade coffee farm sustains migrant birds, an African-American family that creates a
garden in their backyard on the gulf coast to provide food for her, and a
family from The Łutsël K'é Dene First Nation in Canada who have preserved land
for all animals.
"With its engaging story and richly detailed illustrations of one yellow warbler's epic spring migration, this book is sure to inspire and inform readers of all ages."
—David Sibley, author of The Sibley Guide to Birds, What it Means to be a Bird, and many others.
Scott Weidensaul is the author of nearly thirty books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Living on the Wind. His most recent book is the New York Times bestselling A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds (WW Norton, 2021). A writer and researcher specializing in birds and bird migration, Weidensaul spearheads a number of major research projects focusing on bird migration and lectures widely on wildlife and environmental topics. Weidensaul is a Fellow of the American Ornithological Society. He and his wife Amy now live in the northern Appalachians of New Hampshire. This is his first picture book.
Nancy Lane is an artist and illustrator who has illustrated more than 24 picture books. She has also been featured in numerous fine arts shows and teaches drawing and painting. She has a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and enjoys hiking with her husband and their dogs in the woods surrounding their log home in New York’s Finger Lakes region.
An awesome account of an awe-inspiring feat.”—Booklist (starred review)
"Lyrical language will entice readers....No one who reads this can remaine unmoved by this tiny bird's tenacity; this is sure to create avid new bird-watchers."--Kirkus Reviews
“A Warbler's Journey is masterfully woven words of wonder written with hope as a warm tailwind. It is art and science about a tiny bird that will make a big difference.” —J.Drew Lanham, author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's LoveAffair with Natureand Sparrow Envy: Field Guide to Birds and Lesser Beasts
“Weidensaul’s poetic and inspirational language gracefully draws the reader into the warbler’s amazing journey. Nancy Lane’s vivid oil paintings joyfully illuminate the text.”—Phillip Hoose, author ofThe Race to Save the Lord God Bird and Hey, Little Ant, and many others