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Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys by Mike Unwin and Jenni Desmond

The WMBD team and Bloomsbury Children’s Books are running a giveaway contest on Twitter ! Retweet to win 1 of 5 copies of Migration, a stunning illustrated children’s book that follows the stories of 20 animal migrations. The contest closes on 12 May. 

On 24 May 2018, Bloomsbury Children’s Books are publishing Migration by Mike Unwin and Jenni Desmond. As a part of World Migratory Bird Day’s aim to amplify its message for bird conservation through education and raising awareness, we are looking at Migration as an important book to illustrate the worldwide journeys birds of many different species make and highlighting the importance of protecting and conserving them.

Imagine you are flying high over the Himalayan Mountains, on a journey filled with danger. The temperature is far below freezing, the air is thin, and Golden Eagles swoop out of the sky to attack you. This is just one of the 20 incredible migration stories in this book.

Animals of all shapes and sizes make epic journeys across our planet, through harsh weather, avoiding hungry predators, in their efforts to survive. Travel around the globe with some of the world's most incredible animals and discover their unique migration stories.

Follow the Emperor Penguin through snow, ice and bitter temperatures; watch as the Great White Shark swims 10,000 km in search of seals; track huge herds of elephants, on their yearly hunt for water and be amazed at the millions of Red Crabs, migrating across Christmas Island.

With stunning colour illustrations, uncover the astonishing migrations of 20 creatures, in this truly inspiring narrative. Written by Mike Unwin, a UK Travel Writer of the Year, and illustrated by Jenni Desmond, winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, prepare yourself for a journey like no other.

Follow the amazing migrations of these 20 creatures: Arctic Tern, Barn Swallow, Bar-headed Goose, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Osprey, Wandering Albatross, Whooping Crane, Emperor Penguin, African Elephant, Blue Wildebeest, Caribou, Straw-coloured Fruit Bat, Humpback Whale, Green Turtle, Southern Pilchard, Salmon, Great White Shark, Monarch Butterfly, Globe Skimmer Dragonfly and Christmas Island Red Crab.

Migration publishes with Bloomsbury Children’s Books 24/05/18.

Find out what inspired Mike Unwin to write a children’s book on animal migration: