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    The Last Polar Bears (Paperback) By (author) Harry Horse


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    DescriptionHaving seen a depressed polar bear in the zoo, Grandfather and his dog, Roo, set off on an expedition to find the last polar bears. After a treacherous journey on HMS Unsinkable, they reach Walrus Bay and the fun really starts. Howling wolves and terible snowstorms delay the start of their trek and when they're on the way their tent is blown away by the fierce winds. They struggle on, hungry and cold to the top of Great Bear Ridge where they see the polar bears at last.

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    The Last Polar Bears
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Harry Horse
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 214 mm
    Height: 261 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 154 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140567120
    ISBN 10: 0140567127

    BIC E4L: GEN, EY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: YBC, YFB
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AD
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 18000
    BIC children’s book marketing category: A3N79
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV045000
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YBC
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Puffin Books
    Publication date
    04 October 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Harry Horse was born in Coventry and now lives in Edinburgh. He has written and illustrated several children's books - including THE OGOPOGO which won the Scottish Arts Council Writers' Award. He is well-known as a political cartoonist and has produced cartoons for the New Yorker, The Guardian, Scotland on Sunday and The Scotsman.
    Review text
    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) (Kirkus Reviews)