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Numenia and the Hurricane

Inspired by a True Migration Story

When the autumnal equinox arrives, Numenia takes off with her two sisters and thousands of other birds to begin their long migration from the Arctic to the islands of the Caribbean. But there is a dangerous storm brewing on the horizon. When the hurricane hits, fierce winds rip Numenia away from her family.

This small, scrappy whimbrel must make her way through unfamiliar terrain and rough conditions to reunite with her sisters. Battling hunger, loneliness, and raging winds, Numenia finds the strength to endure the elements on her miraculous journey.

Inspired by a remarkable true story of a whimbrel who fought her way through a devastating storm, this book brings a brave little shorebird to life through poetic language and vividly expressive art by a debut author-illustrator.

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"Wildlife photographer Halliday has used a combination of traditional and digital media to create striking, allusive images, many of them dark double-page spreads in which spots and streaks emphasize the power of the storm and the viewpoint twists and turns.... Naming her protagonist Numenia, from the bird’s Latin name, Numenius phaeopus, the writer crafts her story as a ballad, with carefully chosen words and plenty of alliteration." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 8
Author Fiona Halliday
Illustrator Fiona Halliday
ISBN 1624149995
Publication Date Jan 21, 2020
Publisher Page Street Kids
Language English