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Sea bear : a journey for survival /

by Moore, Lindsay [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9780062791283; 0062791281.Subject(s): Polar bear -- Juvenile literature | Climatic changes -- Juvenile literature | Arctic regions -- Juvenile literature | Polar bear -- Juvenile fiction | Bears -- Juvenile fiction | Climatic changes -- Juvenile fiction | Arctic regions -- Juvenile fiction | Polar bear -- Fiction | Bears -- Fiction | Climatic changes -- Fiction | Arctic regions -- Fiction | Juvenile works | Sophisticated picture books | Picture books for children | Picture books | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: A polar bear waits patiently for spring when the ice breaks up, but after months of hunting, paddling, and resting on ice floes, summer ends and the bear must swim very far to find land. Includes facts about polar bears and the effect of climate change on their environment.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Lindsay Moore's remarkable and beautifully illustrated picture book follows a lone polar bear as she makes her way across sea ice in the Arctic. Sea Bear is a deeply moving and informative story about perseverance, family, nature, and climate change that will resonate with readers of all ages. This picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.</p> <p>A solitary polar bear travels across the sea ice in pursuit of food. As the ice melts and food becomes scarce, she is forced to swim for days. Finally, storm-tossed and exhausted, she finds shelter on land, where she gives birth to cubs and waits for the sea to freeze again.</p> <p>Informed by the author's background in marine science, Sea Bear is a vivid and moving page-turner with a vital message about our changing planet. This is a gorgeously illustrated book, with the perfect marriage of scientific fact and poetry, that shows the reality of climate change and how it poses a threat to animals of the Arctic. Perfect for family and classroom sharing.</p> <p>Includes extensive backmatter about Arctic animals, climate change, and sea ice.</p>

A polar bear waits patiently for spring when the ice breaks up, but after months of hunting, paddling, and resting on ice floes, summer ends and the bear must swim very far to find land. Includes facts about polar bears and the effect of climate change on their environment.

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A polar bear wanders alone through icy northern landscapes and across the seasons in search of food, her survival practices described as she hunts seals and paddles past sharks, narwhals, and whales. At the end of summer she must move to landnot her natural habitatto wait for the sea ice to return. In Moores blue-saturated illustrations, ice, sky, and sea dominate. These elements are shown as sharply distinct (as in the harsh and unending light of summer) or blurred together (as the bear slips under the ocean surface during a turbulent storm). The text presents the voice of the bear in the first person, somber and serious (Tossed by a tempest and nearly lost at sea, I am tired and wonder if I will ever reach land), with refrains that capture the experiences of her species: Polar bears are patient beasts, as patient as glaciers. We know how to hope and how to wait. At the close of the book, the message takes on both a hopeful and urgent tone, as the bear is now accompanied by her young cubs. End notes explain that the effects of global climate change are leading to a loss of ice and thus a shrinking polar bear habitat; additional back matter includes an illustrated guide to some of the bears fellow Arctic creatures. danielle j. ford January/February 2019 p 116(c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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