Polar Bear Son

Polar Bear Son

4.06 (145 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

A lonely old woman adopts a polar bear and cares for him until he is grown. When the bear must leave the village, he continues to visit and provide for his "mother" in this gentle story. RIllustrated in muted pastel colors, the pictures capture this stark, yet beautiful, winter world. . . . A heartwarming selection to fill requests for multicultural picture books and/or books on this region.S-- School Library Journal
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 37 pages
  • 229 x 262 x 3mm | 167.83g
  • Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0395975670
  • 9780395975671
  • 133,371

Review quote

"A whimsical tale in which an old Eskimo-Inuit woman adopts an orphan polar bear cub that provides food for her as it grows up. When the men of the village grow jealous of the animal's superior hunting ability and decide to kill it, she sends it away. . . . Illustrated in muted pastel colors, the pictures capture this stark, yet beautiful, winter world. The clothing styles are of Greenland Inuit but the landscape could be anywhere in the Arctic. The author gives explanations about the background and her research into Inuit tales. A heartwarming selection to fill requests for multicultural picture books and/or books on this region." School Library Journal
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Rating details

145 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 32% (46)
4 48% (69)
3 17% (25)
2 2% (3)
1 1% (2)
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