Circle 3

by Jeannie Baker

Hardback Age range: 6 to 12 years old Publication Date: 01/06/2016

5/5 Rating 3 Reviews
RRP  $27.99 $18.50

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In an infinity of sky, tiny godwit birds follow ancient, invisible migratory pathways, flying on and on for nine nights and nine days, flying without rest... This is their story.

From the creator of the critically acclaimed Where the Forest Meets the Sea and Mirror, comes a poetic, eco-conscious picture book which explores the complex, interdependency of nature. This is the story of the little-known Bar-tailed Godwit who, following invisible pathways that have been used for thousands of years, undertakes the longest unbroken migration of any bird, a total of 11,000 kilometres, flying from Australia and New Zealand to their breeding grounds in the Arctic... and back again.

Facing hunger and treacherous conditions to reach their destination, their flight is one of bravery, tenacity and strength, and Jeannie's stunning mixed media collages, inspired first-hand by the spectacular landscapes of Alaska and China, will amaze readers, and take them on an extraordinary visual journey to the corners of our Earth.

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Age range:
6 to 12 years old
Publication Date:
Walker Books
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Jeannie Baker

Jeannie Baker is the author and illustrator of a number of children's picture books, including the award-winning Where the Forest Meets the Sea and the critically acclaimed dual language picture book Mirror.

Her characteristic use of mixed media to create detailed and elaborate collages is stunning and unique. Originally from the UK, Jeannie lives in Australia.

This title is in stock with our Australian supplier and arrives at our Sydney warehouse within 1-2 weeks of you placing order. An overall delivery estimate to you, (arrival time to A&R + delivery via post to your address) can be found below.

Once received into our warehouse we will despatch it to you with a Shipping Notification which includes online tracking.


An overall delivery time for this item, including the 1-2 week arrival time to A&R, to your address is:

NSW Metro: 9- 12 working days.
NSW Regional: 10 - 15 working days.
VIC & SA Metro: 10 - 13 working days.
VIC & SA Regional: 10 - 15 working days.
QLD Metro: 10 - 15 working days.
QLD Regional: 14 - 22 working days.
TAS: 10 - 15 working days.
WA Metro: 10 - 15 working days.
WA Regional: 13 -16 working days.
NT Metro: 13 - 16 working days.
NT Regional: 14 - 22 working days.

Customer Reviews

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  • Circle

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    What words can describe Jeannie Baker's brilliance ? Each page is like a forensic meditation. One is reluctant to leave the collages and turn to the next page in case something is missed. I think Jeannie Baker is a creative genius and a champion for environmental preservation.

  • A great story about the godwits life.

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    An amazing story about the godwit birds. Jeannie's collages are fantastic

  • Breathtaking

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    Circle is a work of art. Something you and your kids will gawk at as you turn the pages.

    The hours and hours of work that have gone into creating the book's mixed-media illustrations have done justice to the incredible true story of the little-known Bar-tailed Godwit and its migratory journey across the globe. A winner in the classroom and at home, this story transports readers around the world with a simple message about the importance of diversity and conservation.

    There's so much to learn from this beautiful picture book. One to share and treasure.