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Here Come the Humpbacks!

Written by April Pulley Sayre & illustrated by Jamie Hogan
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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. <p/>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. <p/>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.

What Kind of Book is Here Come the Humpbacks!

Primarily about:
the ocean
marine life

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Book Topics › the ocean
Children's Books About The Ocean
Book Topics › marine life
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Book Topics › mammals
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Who Wrote Here Come the Humpbacks!

April Pulley Sayre

April Pulley Sayre is an award-winning author of more than fifty-five natural history books for children and adults, including <i>Raindrops Roll</i>; <i>Best in Snow</i>; <i>Full of Fall</i>; <i>Rah, Rah, Radishes!</i>; <i>Go, Go, Grapes!</i>; <i>Let’s Go Nuts!</i>; <i>Warbler Wave</i>; <i>Bloom Boom!</i>; <i>Being Frog</i>; and <i>Feel the Fog</i>. April and her husband, native plants expert Jeff Sayre, love science and adventure. Visit her at

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Jamie Hogan's Book Dedication

For Daisy, who crossed water twice a day.

April Pulley Sayre's Book Dedication

For my niece Catherine: make a splash!

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Book Details

Publication Date:
February 1, 2013
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Display type set in Ogre by Australian Type Foundry. Text type set in Dante Mt by Monotype.
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Illustrations done in charcoal pencil and pastel-on-sanded paper.
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