Is This Panama?: A Migration Story by Jan ThornhillIs This Panama?: A Migration Story by Jan Thornhill

Is This Panama?: A Migration Story

byJan ThornhillIllustratorSoyeon Kim

Hardcover | September 15, 2013

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When Sammy, a young Wilson's warbler, wakes up one frosty August morning near the Arctic Circle, he instinctively knows that it's time to make his first migratory journey south to Panama. But there's one problem — where's Panama?All the other warblers having left without him, Sammy sets off on his journey by himself, stopping to ask the same question of each of the different animals that he meets along the way: "Is this Panama?"From the caribou heading to his winter forest to the monarch butterflies flitting to Mexico, every animal has a different destination and different advice for Sammy on how to find his way. Finally, a flock of his warbler cousins shows Sammy that finding Panama is as easy as following the stars.Animal migration patterns and seasonal changes are on display throughout this fascinating story, complemented by intricate paper collage, watercolor, and pen-and-ink illustrations.
JAN THORNHILL’s science, nature, and animal-based books have received multiple honors, most recently the Vicky Metcalf award for her body of work. Jan lives in Peterborough County, Ontario, where she spends her spare time looking for weird fungi in the woods with her dog, Ruby. SOYEON KIM is a Toronto-based, Korean-born artist who sp...
Title:Is This Panama?: A Migration StoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 9.33 × 9.33 × 0.4 inPublished:September 15, 2013Publisher:Owlkids Books Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926973887

ISBN - 13:9781926973883


Editorial Reviews

"The 'fine art' illustrations are exquisite and will to be savored as much as the story." - California Kids Magazine