In SWIMMING HOME, by Susan Shetterly, the story follows a school of fish (river herring, or alewives) on a journey of hundreds of miles, escaping porpoises, seals, eagles, and herons. Swimming Home is also the moving story of a boy and his father who see the fish stopped just short of their goal by a new road, and transport them across the last hundred feet.
In SWIMMING HOME, by Susan Shetterly, the story follows a school of fish (river herring, or alewives) on a journey of hundreds of miles, escaping porpoises, seals, eagles, and herons.
Swimming Home is also the moving story of a boy and his father who see the fish stopped just short of their goal by a new road, and transport them across the last hundred feet.
The Tilbury House Nature Book series brings the natural world to life for young readers without anthropomorphizing animals. Each book aims for the highest standards of scientific accuracy and storytelling magic.
Lexile Measure: 830L
NEXT GEN SCIENCE CORRELATIONS:
Applicable DCI and Performance Indicators
K—LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms: K-LS1-1, survival needs; ESS2.E: Biogeology: K-ESS2-2, living things change environment to meet needs; ESS3.A: Natural Resources, K-ESS3-1, relationship of needs and habitat
2—LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans: 2-LS4-1, diversity of life
3—LS2.D: Social Interactions and GroupBehavior: 3-LS2-1, animals form groups to survive; LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience: 3-LS4-3, survival in habitat
4—LS1.A: Structure and Function: 4-LS1-1, body structures support survival; LS1.D: Information Processing: 4-LS1-2, receipt of and response to information
“Susan Shetterly writes with an elegance of expression that takes my breath away. Swimming Home is a simple, enlightening story, told with suspenseful pacing and a deep sympathy for the natural world. I can t wait to read this to a child in my life.” -Monica Wood, author of When We Were the Kennedysi, Any Bitter Thing, and Ernie’s Ark
“Susan Hand Shetterly infuses this appealing story with the sensitivity to the natural world that defines all her work.” -Frank Graham Jr., Audubon Magazine contributing editor and author of Since Silent Spring
“You will be swept away by this dramatic story of alewives enduring their perilous annual journey and a boy and his father who help them along the way.” -Jennifer O Connell, author/illustrator of The Eye of the Whale
About the Author/Illustrator:
Susan Hand Shetterly writes about wildlife and wildlands for adult and youth audiences.
Rebekah Raye is the illustrator of The Secret Pool, a Kirkus-starred picture book about vernal pools and winner of the 2014 John Burroughs Association Riverby Award.
|Dimensions||9 x 10.00 x 1 in|
Susan Hand Shetterly