Here Come the Humpbacks!

By April Pulley Sayre; Jamie Hogan (Illustrator)
(Charlesbridge Publishing, Library Binding, 9781580894050, 32pp.)

Publication Date: February 2013

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Description

In this latest book by acclaimed science writer April Pulley Sayre, young readers follow along as a mother humpback whale and her calf make their annual trek from the warm waters of the Caribbean to their summer feeding grounds off the coast of New England and back again. Within this extraordinary story of migration, Sayre provides information about how humpback whales breathe, sing, and how they got their name—a secondary layer of text expands upon the more intricate details.

But aside from the basics about the humpback whale species, HERE COME THE HUMPBACKS! also delves into the dangers these whales face—from other mammals and sea life such as hungry orcas, to man-made threats like pollution and giant ships.

Jamie Hogan’s stunning, rich pastel illustrations complement Sayre’s text beautifully, and make this book a great choice for a read-aloud in the classroom, library, or at home.




About the Author
Seeing a frog's face can make April Pulley Sayre's day,

Seeing a frog's face can make April Pulley Sayre's day, so it is no wonder she chose to write about hoppiness. The aso it is no wonder she chose to write about hoppiness. The author almost dedicated her life to studying lemurs in Madagauthor almost dedicated her life to studying lemurs in Madagascar. Instead, she became an award-winning author of numerouscar. Instead, she became an award-winning author of numerous books about science and natural history for children, incls books about science and natural history for children, including "Dig, Wait, Listen", illustrated by Barbara Bash, and uding "Dig, Wait, Listen", illustrated by Barbara Bash, and "Stars Beneath Your Bed", illustrated by Ann Jonas. The auth"Stars Beneath Your Bed", illustrated by Ann Jonas. The author travels the world doing research for her books, but she lor travels the world doing research for her books, but she lives in South Bend, Indiana. ives in South Bend, Indiana.



Jamie Hogan grew up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration. She began her freelance career in Boston, with work appearing frequently in the Boston Globe. She taught editorial ilustration at the Art Institute of Boston and became active in the Graphic Arts Guild. Her illustrations have been included in American Illustration, PRINT Magazine, Graphis, and the Society of illustrators.
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