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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
category: Children's Nonfiction
published: Aug 2017
ISBN:9781459812703
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

A Bear's Life

photographs by Ian McAllister, by Nicholas Read

tagged: bears, trees & forests, environmental conservation & protection
Description

Black bears, grizzly bears, and spirit bears all make their home in the Great Bear Rainforest. A Bear's Life uses Ian McAllister's stunning photographs to follow these beautiful animals through a year in the British Columbia wilderness—catching fish, eating berries, climbing trees and taking long naps.

A Bear's Life is the second in the My Great Bear Rainforest series.

About the Authors
Ian McAllister is an award-winning photographer and author of many books, including Wolf Island, A Bear's Life, The Salmon Bears, The Sea Wolves and The Great Bear Sea (all with Nicholas Read). He is the founding director of Pacific Wild, a Canadian nonprofit wildlife-conservation group. He lives with his family in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. For more information, visit www.pacificwild.org.

Nicholas Read is a journalism instructor at Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He collaborated with Ian McAllister on several books, including Wolf Island, A Bear's Life, The Seal Garden and The Great Bear Sea and wrote City Critters, about urban wildlife. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 8
Grade:
k to 3
Reading age:
5 to 8
Editorial Reviews

"Read emphasizes how much time it takes for cubs to learn survival skills from their mom and the importance of a balanced ecosystem…McAllister's close-up images of the creatures and the forest radiate with energy and atmosphere, in part because of the clean layout, which lets them shine…A title sure to be enjoyed over and over again. An easy pick for nonfiction animal collections."

— School Library Journal

"Extensively photo illustrated by McAllister, images range from stunning landscape portraits to impressive action shots to playful photos of a cub lounging in the grass…this stuns."

— Booklist

"The heart of this album is [McAllister's] photography: two beautiful landscapes showing the pristine Great Bear Rainforest bookend many, many close-ups of bears…An appropriate companion to Wolf Island to nourish the sense of wonder."

— Kirkus Reviews

"This well-designed companion to Wolf Island features McAllister's exquisite photographs of black bears, grizzlies, and rare spirit bears…It's a captivating and intimately photographed look at the lives of wild bears."

— Publishers Weekly

"The incredible close-up photos lead the reader from spring to fall in the rainforest as the easy-to-read text introduces each unique and special aspect of the bears' home...Impressive presentation. The writing style is especially inviting to younger readers...Hopefully this author-photographer duo still have more to offer all ages about British Columbia's endangered rainforest as a way to encourage conservation efforts. Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine
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