Antarctica is the coldest place on earth. Ice covers the mountains, the valleys, and even the sea. In this frozen winter world, every creature is waiting for summer to come.
When the sunny days arrive, a burst of new life begins. A mother Weddell seal finds a safe spot on the surface of the ice to have her baby. Nearby, a little Adélie penguin steals rocks from his neighbor to make a nest. A big emperor penguin works hard to find enough food for his newly hatched chick. The young animals must grow quickly, for summer in Antarctica is brief, and all too soon it will be winter once again.
|Publisher:||Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.39(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Jim Mastro is a writer and photographer who has spent many years in Antarctica. He writes about science and wildlife and is the author of several books and numerous articles. This is his first children's book. Mr. Mastro lives with his wife and son in New Hampshire.
Norbert Wu is a filmmaker and photographer who specializes in marine issues. He has photographed in nearly every conceivable underwater locale and has received three National Science Foundation Artists and Writers Grants, as well as a Pew Marine Conservation Fellowship, the world's only prize dedicated to marine conservation. The author of several books, including Fish Faces. Mr. Wu lives near Monterey, California.