THE LAST POLAR BEARS by Harry Horse

THE LAST POLAR BEARS

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Age Range: 6 - 9

KIRKUS REVIEW

Not satisfied with seeing a lone polar bear in the zoo, Grandfather becomes determined to find the last polar bears in the wild before global warming spells their demise. For his quest, Grandfather enlists the help of Roo, his faithful, but sometimes high-maintenance pooch that talks. Together this odd pair travels from the UK to the North Pole aboard the Unsinkable where they find their quest for polar bears has only just begun. Told completely through short letters written by Grandfather to his unnamed grandchild, this chapter book is a practical introduction to independent reading. The theme of global warming is subtle but clear and could inspire rich classroom conversations or lessons. The late cartoonist’s silly annotated black-and-white illustrations are sprinkled throughout, each letter adding additional humor to the zany fantastical adventure, which includes a pack of singing drunken wolves, a snow poet and frozen seagulls. Quirky with a message. Horse will be missed. (Fiction. 6-9)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-56145-379-5
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Peachtree
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2007




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