Nighthawk by Jamie Bastedo

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Wisp has a learning problem: he can’t read stars. For a juvenile nighthawk bursting with wanderlust this means trouble, with his peers, his parents, and the starving colony that tries to fence him in. So he ditches everyone, striking off on a forbidden migratory journey from the Amazon to the Arctic, alone – or so he thinks. Crossing two continents, he wings above South America’s soaring Andes Mountains, over the belching mouth of Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano, across the searing Arizona desert, up to the steaming Alberta tar sands, then steers farther north than any nighthawk before him. Can Wisp beat the odds against him? Without the help of stars, can he navigate one of the longest, most treacherous migration routes on Earth?

Award-winning fiction writer Jamie Bastedo spins a high-flying adventure that weaves together themes of family and friendship, courage and perseverance, against the backdrop of our fast-changing world where it’s tougher than ever just being a bird.

 

About Jamie Bastedo

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Jamie Bastedo is a biologist turned storyteller who intimately connects readers of all ages with the magic and mystery of nature. His children's titles include Tracking Triple Seven, On Thin Ice, Sila's Revenge and Free as the Wind. He lives in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
 
Published March 30, 2013 by Red Deer Press. 204 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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A rebellious young nighthawk sets out to see the world and lead his flock to the Arctic promised land in this animal adventure.

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