A long, long journey

School’s out and many families are packing up for summer travel. Adults are stocking coolers and kids are choosing books, music, and games for the long drive. We know what kinds of things humans need for a long journey. But other animals take long trips too. Many birds, for instance, travel hundreds or thousands of miles each fall and spring. And they don’t bring along library books or mp3 players. How do they do it?

We have a book that can help you and your students find out.


Millbrook’s new title The Long, Long Journey: The Godwit’s Amazing Migration tells the story of the bar-tailed godwit. This bird travels 7,000 miles without stopping, from her summer home in Alaska to her winter home in New Zealand.

To help your students better understand the trials the godwit goes through, free downloadable activities written by author Sandra Markle are available from Lerner eSource.

Each season, our editorial staff puts our heads together to come up with great extras to help you get more out of our new series and titles. To download free resources for a book or series, find the book on our website. If you haven’t registered with us, please do so at the upper right corner of the page. On future visits, you’ll need to sign in to download files. Then look in the right-hand column of the page for the eSource logo. Just under the Font Lens, you’ll see the downloadable eSource files. Click on an individual file or on “download all.”

Bon voyage!