Thursday, June 27, 2019

April Sayre’s Book Home At Last: A Song of Migration

Out at sea, grown-up

salmon remember a smell.

It’s the smell of the stream

where they were born.

They’ll swim two thousand

miles. Hop up waterfalls.

Just to be…home at last.

Caribou, lobsters, warblers, arctic terns, and many other animals have two homes and migrate in between. Join migration creatures on their journey and rejoice when they reach their destination with the soothing refrain “home at last.” This bedtime book, which has many layers of meaning, is also a great classroom book for the study of fluency, voice, and refrain.

Awards & Recognition
  • An Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, NSTA
  • March 1999 list of Recommended Titles for Science Read Aloud Books, SB&F
  • \"One of our favorite science books of this year\" - Science Books and Films
  • \"With a charming narrative style and intriguing artwork, this book introduces young readers to a number of interesting animals and their migration patterns.\" - Science and Children, March 1999
  • “I liked the repeating in this book. I also liked this book because it reminds me of the migration of my gerbil. He died and migrated. He is home at last. This is why I like this book. Thanks for reminding me of how he is now happy.” - Rose, 5th Grade, SC
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Fall, 1997
Henry Holt


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