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We Travel So Far

Written by Laura Knowles

Illustrated by Chris Madden

Key Stage 1

LoveReading View on We Travel So Far

Stunning images and a lyrical flowing text introduces young children to some of the astounding migratory journeys taken by animals

UKLA Longlist Book Awards - 2019

Some of the world’s most extraordinary animal migrations are detailed in this beautiful book, in short lyrical passages of text and stylish illustrations. From garter snakes, to Emperor penguins and Bar-headed geese, their journeys are brought to life over stunning double-pages, additional notes at the end detailing the exact distances travelled. There’s a map of the world so that you can trace their journeys across the globe and in an important final scene, people of different races are shown at an airport, a reminder that humans too travel many thousands of miles and for lots of different reasons.

Andrea Reece

We Travel So Far Synopsis

A beautifully illustrated picture book looking at the most incredible journeys undertaken by animals around the world, from the epic migration of the huge humpback whale to the unbelievable determination of the tiny hummingbird, each animal tells us the reason why they travel so very far.

Animals featured include: -Whales -Albatross -Leatherback turtles -Monarch butterflies -Elephants -Polar bears -Penguins -Fruit bats -and many more!

We Travel So Far Press Reviews

"What sets this book apart are the splendid illustrations and the fact that the various wildlife speak to us"  ~ Irish Examiner

"Stunningly creative effects" ~ CLPE

"Superbly illustrated... A fascinating book that gives an insight into the wonders of nature." ~ Parents in Touch

"Exciting and innovative" ~ Just Imagine

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910277331
Publication date: 21st September 2017
Author: Laura Knowles
Illustrator: Chris Madden
Publisher: words & pictures
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1

About Laura Knowles

Coming from a background in children’s publishing, Laura Knowles’s long-standing love of natural history, words and art has led her to work on books about animals and nature. Her first book, It Starts with a Seed, came about after she attended an art class drawing live animals, taught by the illustrator Jennie Webber. When she isn’t writing and editing, Laura spends her time creating her own artwork and exploring museums in search of inspiration. She lives in London with her two elderly goldfish. Follow Laura Knowles on Instagram here.

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