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Grizzly Bears of Alaska: Explore the Wild World of Bears
     

Grizzly Bears of Alaska: Explore the Wild World of Bears

by Debbie S. Miller, Patrick J. Endres (Photographer)
 

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With the Earth Day 2014 release of Disneynature’s Bears, kids everywhere will be falling in love with bears! This nonfiction children’s picture book about Alaska’s grizzly bears describes bears, cubs, habitat, hibernation, diet, and how far they will roam. The pages are full of amazing images by acclaimed wildlife photographer Patrick J.

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With the Earth Day 2014 release of Disneynature’s Bears, kids everywhere will be falling in love with bears! This nonfiction children’s picture book about Alaska’s grizzly bears describes bears, cubs, habitat, hibernation, diet, and how far they will roam. The pages are full of amazing images by acclaimed wildlife photographer Patrick J. Endres. Alaska’s population of 30,000 grizzlies is the healthiest in any American state. Learn all about Alaska’s amazing grizzly bears in this informative and colorful book.

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From the Publisher
Grizzly Bears of Alaska celebrates these giants with fascinating facts and vivid photos by one of Alaska's most prominently published nature photographers.
Publishers Weekly

This colorful, well-focused volume offers an excellent pictorial introduction to Alaskan grizzly bears along with information about their habitat, physical features, foods, and behaviors, with particular emphasis on mother grizzlies raising cubs. A typical double-page spread includes a few paragraphs of clearly written text on a single subject, illustrated with one or more color photos of remarkable clarity. These pictures offer exceptionally fine views of Alaskan grizzlies in the wild . . . A useful, visually appealing introduction to the subject.
Booklist

Rich, colorful photographs and descriptive narrative text showcase the world of Alaska's grizzly bears. While some attention is given to brown bears and other critters that call Alaska home, this book is primarily about the features, habitats, and behaviors of the grizzlies. The author provides details about their physical traits, from varying fur colors to the nature of their nasal cavities, and examines the relationship between those characteristics and the bears' environment and eating habits. Much focus is given to baby cubs and their mothers, and Alaska's Denali and Katmai National Parks are mentioned. Headings like "A Magnificent Creature," "Can't Catch Me!" and "Who's Hungry?" and boldface words throughout the book will assist those looking for informational text features, and discussion questions and extension activities are listed in the back.
School Library Journal

Grizzlies can eat as much as 90 pounds of salmon—equivalent to 162 cheeseburgers—per day! Young readers learn this and other facts about bears from this informative book by Fairbanks native Miller. Endres, also a Fairbanks resident, adds beautiful color images of the majestic animals.
Alaska Airlines Magazine

...this book features some beautiful & powerful photography by Patrick J. Endres. The images do a great job of capturing the power & strength of Alaska's grizzlies. 
Alaska Love 12

Set against the backdrop of Alaska's beautiful wilderness, this book for ages 6-8 explores the lives of inland grizzlies and coastal brown bears. While enjoying stunning photographs you'll learn all about these bears, including how mother bears nurture and protect playful cubs, how young bears learn to fish, and how bears adapt to their environment. Grizzly Bears of Alaska captures the lives of these magnificent bears in the wild.
Anchorage Daily News

School Library Journal
05/01/2014
Gr 3–6—Rich, colorful photographs and descriptive narrative text showcase the world of Alaska's grizzly bears. While some attention is given to brown bears and other critters that call Alaska home, this book is primarily about the features, habitats, and behaviors of the grizzlies. The author provides details about their physical traits, from varying fur colors to the nature of their nasal cavities, and examines the relationship between those characteristics and the bears' environment and eating habits. Much focus is given to baby cubs and their mothers, and Alaska's Denali and Katmai National Parks are mentioned. Headings like "A Magnificent Creature," "Can't Catch Me!" and "Who's Hungry?" and boldface words throughout the book will assist those looking for informational text features, and discussion questions and extension activities are listed in the back. The dramatic photographs and detailed descriptions make this a nice supplement to Gail Gibbons's Grizzly Bears (Holiday House, 2003). Because the book lacks a table of contents, a glossary, an index, and resources for further inquiry, older readers, those conducting research or teachers needing materials for more exploration might find Caroline Greenland's Grizzly Bears (Grolier, 1994) from the "Nature's Children" series more helpful.—Whitney LeBlanc, Staten Island Academy, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570619328
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
443,282
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

DEBBIE S. MILLER is an award-winning author of a dozen children’s books and seven natural history books for adults. She lives in Fairbanks, AK.

PATRICK J. ENDRES is one of the Alaska’s most prominently published nature photographers. He lives in Fairbanks, AK.

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