Here Come the Humpbacks!
Here Come the Humpbacks!

Here Come the Humpbacks!

Written by April Pulley Sayre & illustrated by Jamie Hogan
4 - 8
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Feb 1, 2013
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In this latest book by acclaimed science writer April Pulley Sayre, young readers follow along as a mother humpback whale and her calf make their annual trek from the warm waters of the Caribbean to their summer feeding grounds off the coast of New England and back again. Within this extraordinary story of migration, Sayre provides information about how humpback whales breathe, sing, and how they got their name–a secondary layer of text expands upon the more intricate details. But aside from the basics about the humpback whale species, HERE COME THE HUMPBACKS! also delves into the dangers these whales face–from other mammals and sea life such as hungry orcas, to man-made threats like pollution and giant ships. Jamie Hogan’s stunning, rich pastel illustrations complement Sayre’s text beautifully, and make this book a great choice for a read-aloud in the classroom, library, or at home.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    February 1, 2013
    Charlesbridge Publishing
    Text Details
    Display type set in Ogre by Australian Type Foundry. Text type set in Dante Mt by Monotype.
    Illustration Details
    Illustrations done in charcoal pencil and pastel-on-sanded paper.
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    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
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