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Explore the world from a birds-eye view in this breath-taking illustrated guide to birds and migration, from one of the world's most renowned young activists.

Look around you. Whether you live in a city or the countryside, whether you're standing in a field or peering out of a window. If you wait a few minutes the chances are that you'll see a bird. But did you know that many of these creatures go on epic adventures every single year?

Flight is the story of seven of these amazing birds and their incredible journeys around the globe. You'll meet the arctic tern, which covers the distance from the Earth to the Moon and back three times in its lifetime. And the humble swallow, whose epic migration takes it through Europe, across the Sahara Desert and all the way to the tip of South Africa. Along the way, you'll discover history and folklore from around the world that reveal the special relationship between humans and birds.

With Lynn Scurfield's beautiful full-colour original artwork on every page, this is the perfect gift for nature-lovers everywhere.


  • Take flight on this fascinating voyage of discovery in the capable hands of Mya-Rose. This book is a delight.
    Liz Bonnin

About the authors

Mya-Rose Craig

Mya-Rose Craig, also known as Birdgirl, is a 21-year-old British-Bangladeshi birder, environmentalist, and diversity activist. Aged 14 she founded Black2Nature, aiming to engage minority ethnic teenagers with nature, and at 17 she became the youngest person to see half the world's bird species, and shared a stage with Greta Thunberg, speaking to 40,000 protestors. She's the youngest Briton to receive an honorary Doctorate, and she campaigns for equal access to nature, to end the climate and biodiversity loss crises, and for Global Climate Justice. In September 2020 she held the world's most northerly Youth Strike, travelling with Greenpeace to the melting pack ice of the high Arctic.
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Lynn Scurfield (Illustrator)

Lynn is an illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. She works with bold colours and textures to share strong emotions, and to create awe-inspiring children's books.
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