The Turtle Dove's Journey: A Story of Migration

The Turtle Dove's Journey: A Story of Migration

The Turtle Dove's Journey: A Story of Migration

The Turtle Dove's Journey: A Story of Migration


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Based on the migration of a real turtle dove tracked by satellite telemetry, this book follows a turtle dove on his annual migration from Europe to Africa.

Starting in the prim hedges of Suffolk, England, instinct drives the dove high into the night skies for a 4,000 mile trip to the savannahs of Mali, in West Africa. Along the way there are lonely, moonlit flights above the sea, a cozy hideout in the bushes of Bordeaux, France, a meeting of the birds at Gibraltar, the fountains of Casablanca, winds flowing "like a river" down canyons of the Atlas Mountains, and a Sahara sandstorm churning below. With carefully researched prose and luminous paintings, this book is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered about the mysterious journeys of Earth's feathered creatures.


Free, downloadable activities designed to accompany the book are available on the publisher's website. Research, mapping, anatomy, nature, art, vocabulary, and literature activities address Common Core State Standards: ELA/Literacy and Next Generation Science Standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781970039016
Publisher: Web of Life Children's Books
Publication date: 05/06/2020
Series: A Story of Migration , #2
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.38(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

Madeleine Dunphy is an educational consultant who specializes in writing and teaching about nature. Madeleine currently has 10 other books in print, including CAT IN THE NIGHT, illustrated by Joshua S. Brunet; AT HOME WITH THE GOPHER TORTOISE: THE STORY OF A KEYSTONE SPECIES, illustrated by Michael Rothman; and HERE IS THE CORAL REEF, illustrated by Tom Leonard. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, daughter, dog, and two cats. To find out more about Madeleine and her books, visit her website at

Marlo Garnsworthy is an Australian American author, illustrator, editor, science communicator, and birder. Her published works include fiction and nonfiction—with her illustrations being featured most recently in VOLCANO DREAMS: A STORY OF YELLOWSTONE, written by Janet Fox. Marlo is the veteran of two scientific research expeditions in Antarctica and looks forward to returning. Marlo lives with her husband and daughter in Wakefield, Rhode Island. To find out more about Marlo and her books, visit
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