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Polar Bears
     

Polar Bears

by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, William Munoz (Photographer)
 
Wild polar bears are found only in the Arctic, one of the harshest areas in the world. Only a few land animals thrive in the barren North, and the polar bear is the biggest and the strongest of them all. The polar bear is comfortable in subzero weather and able to go for months eating little or nothing. It is an excellent swimmer and keen hunter. Indeed, the polar

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Wild polar bears are found only in the Arctic, one of the harshest areas in the world. Only a few land animals thrive in the barren North, and the polar bear is the biggest and the strongest of them all. The polar bear is comfortable in subzero weather and able to go for months eating little or nothing. It is an excellent swimmer and keen hunter. Indeed, the polar bear is "the King of the Arctic." You will also learn about the dangers that threaten the polar bear, and find out how scientists hope to protect this magnificent animal.

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
The photography makes all the difference in this extremely readable reference book. But once those wonderful photos draw kids in, they'll find plenty of interesting reading about Ursus maritimus. Patent's style is factual yet chatty, and the fact that she personally went to Churchill to see the bears should impress her young readers. Any teacher planning a unit on Arctic animals needs this book. 2000, Carolrhoda Books, Ages 8 up, $22.60. Reviewer: Donna Freedman
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-An introduction to the life cycle, habitat, and habits of the largest of the bear species. A significant part of the book is devoted to their primarily Arctic environment and how they have adapted to it. The last chapter addresses their relationship with humans and conveys the author's belief in the need for the conservation of these animals. Each page includes a large, color photograph. Words included in the glossary are boldfaced within the text. The lively writing style combined with many interesting facts make this a solid resource for reports and an excellent choice for young nature lovers.-Michele Snyder, Chappaqua Public Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575050201
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Nature Watch Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1030L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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