by Wendy Shymanski


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It is springtime in the Khutzeymateen Valley of northern British Columbia and the rainforest has again come alive after a long winter's nap. A new addition to the valley is Sparky, a frisky mischievous grizzly bear cub eager to explore the world the bears call Waipo. During Sparky's first summer there is much to learn; not only from his mother, but also from the other creatures of the forest and from nature itself.

Sparky: The World's Most Lovable and Mischievous Bear Cub takes the reader on an intriguing journey into the lives of the elusive grizzly bear, as seen through the eyes of a first-year cub. This novel is based upon factual information and stories recorded by the author over a ten year period of studying and photographing the Khutzeymateen Valley grizzly bears. This remarkable harborage is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna, including approximately sixty grizzly bears.
Shymanski has delicately woven her observations into a playful, heartwarming story to delight all ages. Sparky: The World's Most Lovable and Mischievous Bear Cub is a beautiful, magical tale of the mystical Khutzeymateen Valley and the grizzly bears, who, if they could speak, might have told the story themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440187544
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2009
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Wendy Shymanski has spent her life living and working in grizzly bear territory. She is a noted photographer whose images have appeared in numerous national and international publications. Her passion lies with all wildlife on the planet, whether on land or below the ocean surface. Wendy resides in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.

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