Every spring, the amazing Plover birds fly non-stop
over 3000 miles from Hawaii to Alaska, in order to nest and hatch
their young. By summer's end, the adults leave their little ones
and fly back to Hawaii, while the fledglings continue fattening
up. A few weeks later, these young birds fly alone to their
winter home in Hawaii, even though they have never been there before!
Amazing! The illustrations and beautiful writing style make this
book well worth purchasing. It would be a valuable addition
to any ornithology study. Incorporating it in a geography
study would be nice, too.
The book begins with a beautiful map showing the annual migration
rout of the Pacific Golden Plover between Hawaii and Alaska. Children
are also introduced to the Plover's neighbors - from the giant
Hawaiian goose, to the musk ox, grizzly bear, arctic fox, and sandhill
crane. This book contains a guide to teach children how
to correctly pronounce Hawaiian and Eskimo words found in the book.
The last page of the book contains a plethora of wonderful scientific
facts, including lifespan, wingspan, Latin name, nesting habits,
and migration details. Highly recommended!