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Great Migrations: Whales, Wildebeests, Butterflies, Elephants, and Other Amazing Animals on the Move

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Great herds of zebra thundering across the African plain...fragile butterflies traveling unbelievable distances...family groups of whales coursing through the waves. Many kinds of animals make annual migrations, and their stories reveal incredible strength and will to survive. These treks are magnificently documented in Great Migrations, the children's illustrated compani ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by National Geographic Society
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Erin Buhr
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-nonfiction
This is a great nonfiction book about different animal migrations. In the tradition of National Geographic Kids books, this book is full of beautiful illustrations and kid-friendly fascinating information.
Hannah
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
A very informative book about migration!
Colleen
Dec 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Great Migrations informs readers about the variety of animals who move including mali elephants, red crabs, butterflies, jellyfish, zebras, army ants, wildebeests, and sperm whales. Elizabeth Carney shares the reason for the migration pattern of different animal groups. Each page provides readers with a map, dangers they face, how many miles they travel on their journey, and much more.

Elizabeth Carney combines stunning and crystal-clear photography with her factual information to share with rea
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Melynda Moore
What: This book depicts several different animals and discusses their migration. It goes into possible reasons of why, how many, how long it takes, and so on. It gives a lot of information in just a couple pages. It offers different size and color fonts that draw the reader in.
So What: Students must learn about migration and its driving factors.
Now What:This book will allow the students to gain a better understand of what migration is. In their project, students will pick an animal and describ
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Tony Keefer
This book, which is a companion to the Great Migrations show that aired on the National Geographic Channel will be a must read for future students in my class who love exploring the natural world. The photography in this book is stunning. The layout is very interesting. And finally, for kids who were like me growing up, the little factoids of information are completely awesome. For example did you know the queen of an army ant colony lays about 14 million eggs in her lifetime. Yikes!
Abby Johnson
Jan 30, 2011 rated it liked it
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Published in conjunction with National Geographic's Great Migrations TV miniseries, this book gives a brief overview of the migration patterns of several different animals. Stunning photographs accompany basic facts about each animal's migration. This book will make a useful companion guide for students watching the Great Migration episodes or studying migration.

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Betsy
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Beautiful photography accompanied by consistent layout make this a very accessible--and fun!--information text. The text is not a straight narrative, but the consistency of the format enables readers to follow the text easily.
Kevin
Anything National Geographic writes is awesome. The kids love it.
Kate Hastings
Apr 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: animals, nonfiction
Grades 2-5. GREAT photographs that only National Geographic can do. Interesting facts for animal lovers.
Mary Ann
Jan 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The pictures and maps that accompany these facts are fantastic.
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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
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