Swanfall: Journey of the Tundra Swan

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (3) from $4.00   
  • Used (3) from $4.00   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$4.00
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7479)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use.Help save a tree. Buy all your used books ... from Green Earth Books. Read. Recycle and Reuse. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Portland, OR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$28.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(35)

Condition: Good
Buy with Confidence. Excellent Customer Support. We ship from multiple US locations. No CD, DVD or Access Code Included.

Ships from: Fort Mill, SC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
$30.00
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(42)

Condition: Very Good
New York, NY, U.S.A. 1991 Cloth 1st Edition Very Good in Very Good jacket 4to-over 9?"-12" tall. 42pp. Illustrated. There is a little scrape on the bottom tip of rear cover and ... a corresponding tear on dust jacket, otherwise near new. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Baltimore, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The tundra swans split their year between the wetlands of Alaska's North Slope in summer and Chesapeake Bay in winter--with an intense migratory marathon linking the two habitats. ``Swanfall'' refers to ``the glorious return of the swans'' to their winter home, when ``the birds seem almost to drop from the sky.'' In an attempt to document this nearly 4000-mile odyssey, environmental journalist Horton crams his book with so many extraneous details that the beauty of the migration is lost. Swanfall uses very dense imagery and vocabulary--``chevron,'' ``skirling''--that are beyond the intended audience. Changes in point of view prove confusing, and the writing itself frequently is awkward and overblown--the swans' cries ``caused people in the city streets to pause and look skyward, held for a moment by a feeling so old and deep they could not explain it much better than the dogs could their barking.'' While Harp's photographs are striking, their repetition and similarity may dull rather than stimulate viewers' enthusiasm. Ages 7-10. (Nov.)
School Library Journal
Gr 6-8-- A book with a narrative rich in poetic style. The cyclic migratory journey of the tundra swans (formerly known as whistling swans) is documented from ``swanfall'' into their winter home on the Chesapeake Bay to summer breeding grounds in the Arctic tundra. Facts about physical characteristics and behavior are interwoven into a text filled with picturesque phrases describing the beauty of both the birds and their habitats. Awareness of the impact of humans on the bay habitat, resulting changes in swan behavior, and evidence that in nature only the strongest of a species survive are poignantly presented. Full-color double-page and closeup photographs of clarity and exceptional lighting illuminate the swans' beauty. Simple, dotted-line borders of blue effectively frame the well-spaced text. Because the book is more of a mood piece than a report source, it will find its audience in readers with a special interest in waterfowl and their natural environments. --Diane Nunn, Richard E. Byrd Elementary School, Glen Rock, NJ
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802781079
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 11/28/1991
  • Pages: 42
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)