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.---from the publisher
40 pages 978-1624149993 Ages 4-8
Keywords: migration, nature, science, STEM, journey, hurricane, birds, storm, determination, perseverance, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, disaster, weather
Editor's note: Readers who enjoy the bravery and having to make your way on your own may also enjoy reading Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel, a chapter book for 8-12 year olds.