Is This Panama?: A Migration Story

by Jan Thornhill
Illustrator Soyeon Kim

Owlkids Books Inc. | September 15, 2013 | Hardcover

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 9.33 × 9.33 × 0.4 in

Published: September 15, 2013

Publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1926973887

ISBN - 13: 9781926973883

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Is This Panama?: A Migration Story

Is This Panama?: A Migration Story

by Jan Thornhill
Illustrator Soyeon Kim

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 40 pages, 9.33 × 9.33 × 0.4 in

Published: September 15, 2013

Publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1926973887

ISBN - 13: 9781926973883

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

JAN THORNHILL is an award-winning writer and illustrator who has always had a strong interest in nature and the environment. Several of her books have been translated into different languages and published in countries around the world. Her books include the Governor General's Award-nominated The Wildlife ABC and The Wildlife 123 and the NAPPA Gold Award-winning I Found a Dead Bird. She lives in Havelock, ON.

SOYEON KIM is a Toronto-based, Korean-born artist who specializes in work that merges real-world materials and fine sketching and painting techniques to produce three-dimensional pieces. She is a graduate of the Visual Arts program at York University in Toronto.

SOYEON KIM is a Toronto-based, Korean-born artist who specializes in work that merges real-world materials and fine sketching and painting techniques to produce three-dimensional pieces. She is a graduate of the Visual Arts program at York University in Toronto.

Editorial Reviews

Illustrator Soyeon Kim's artwork is picture perfect ... a dandy read-aloud and resource choice for units on animal migration. - Glenda Childress - Books For Kids Blog - 20131018