Full Circle

Creation, Migration, and Coming Home

This lyrical adventure follows the bluefin tuna, puffin, sea turtle, and Atlantic salmon through their life cycle. Each of these special species has a characteristic called natal homing. They’re born, leave home to eat and mate, and then return to precisely where they were born to start their own families. This is a scientific look at these animals’ habits—but includes a parallel story reflecting humans’ own tendency to return home.

Science and nature backmatter includes additional information on the included animals as well as an author’s note.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534112810), PDF (9781668945155), Hosted ebook (9781668945667)
Copyright 2024
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions 9 x 11
Graphics Full-color illustrations

Illustrator: Vivian Mineker

Vivian Mineker is a freelance illustrator whose work can be found in the picture books All Cats Welcome and The Little Coven. Nature is one of her biggest sources of inspiration, especially when she's on a walk with her dog, Darlie. Born in Taiwan and raised in Portland, Oregon, Vivian now makes her home in Amsterdam.

Author: Elisa Boxer

Elisa Boxer is an Emmy and Murrow award winning journalist whose work has been featured in publications including The New York Times and Fast Company. She has reported for newspapers, magazines and TV stations, and has been working on this book ever since coming back home to Maine for her first job in television news in 1996. She is the author of numerous acclaimed nonfiction picture books, including The Voice That Won the Vote, and SPLASH!: Ethelda Bleibtrey Makes Waves of Change (a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection). Elisa lives in Maine and has more children’s books on the way.

Educational front/back matter
Original artwork
Full-color illustrations