A Polar Bear in the Snow

A Polar Bear in the Snow

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A majestic polar bear heads out on a mysterious walk in a dazzling, playful collaboration from an exciting pair of picture-book creators.

Follow a magnificent polar bear through a fantastic world of snow and shockingly blue sea. Over the ice, through the water, past Arctic animals and even a human . . . where is he going? What does he want? Acclaimed author Mac Barnett's narration deftly balances suspense and emotion, as well as poignant, subtle themes, compelling us to follow the bear with each page turn. Artist Shawn Harris's striking torn-paper illustrations layer white-on-white hues, with bolts of blue and an interplay of shadow and light, for a gorgeous view of a stark yet beautiful landscape. Simple and thought-provoking, illuminating and intriguing, this engaging picture book will have readers pondering the answer to its final question long after the polar bear has continued on his way.

Author: Mac Barnett
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 10/13/2020
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 11.10h x 8.40w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781536203967
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 1.1
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 509884 / Polar Bear in the Snow


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/01/2020
School Library Journal 09/01/2020 pg. 62
Publishers Weekly 09/07/2020
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2020 pg. 56
Booklist 09/01/2020 pg. 116
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2020
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Mac Barnett is the author of several books for children, including Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse, both also illustrated by Jon Klassen; and President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. Mac Barnett lives in California.

Shawn Harris is an artist and musician who began his career by doing record and poster art for his band, the Matches, in 2003. Since then he has created art for musicians such as Adele, Snoop Dogg, and 311. His first picture book, Her Right Foot, was written by Dave Eggers. Shawn Harris lives in Morongo Valley, California.