The Peregrine’s Journey: A Story of Migration

Join a peregrine falcon on her migration from Alaska to Argentina. Filled with amazing facts and stunning views of different habitats, this book describes one of nature’s most incredible feats.

Author: Madeleine Dunphy
Illustrator: Kristin Kest
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
Ages: 5-9
Grade Levels: K-4
Lexile: 840L
Paperback ISBN: 978-0977753925
Price: $9.95
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“This well-illustrated, well-written book provides a wealth of information about peregrine falcons, bird migration, and predator-prey relationships. It would be an excellent addition to a school library or to a child’s personal library. I recommend The Peregrine’s Journey highly.”— Editor’s Choice, Science Books & Films

“Madeleine Dunphy treats both her reader and the peregrine with dignity and respect. The pictures are starkly realistic, but Kest also catches a subtle, appealing cockiness in the peregrine’s poise.”— School Library Journal

“Madeleine Dunphy’s Peregrine’s Journey presents a young peregrine falcon’s year migration beginning in Northern Alaska and ending in Argentina. It reads like fiction but is filled with facts.”— Childwatch

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Madeleine Dunphy

Madeleine Dunphy has studied and visited many of the world’s ecosystems, and was inspired to write books about our world’s great diversity of life. Her books have been published by Hyperion Books for Children, Millbrook Press, and her own publishing company, Web of Life Children’s Books—a publishing company devoted to publishing picture books about the environment. Madeleine is also a teacher, activist and mother. She lives in Oakland, California. For more information about Madeleine, her books, and her school presentations visit


Kristin Kest

Kristin Kest grew up in a large family of artists and scientists. Not surprisingly, she developed a love for nature through drawing and painting. To her mother’s amusement, she often returned from her daily bike rides with everything from pinecones and shells to bugs and dead birds. She has illustrated more than twenty children’s books having to do with natural science. She lives in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania with her life partner, Sandy, and their cats, Romeo, Oscar and Jack. Kristin has a BA from York College of Pennsylvania and is now working on her masters in fine art at MICA. For more information about Kristin and her books, visit