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Profiling the harsh conditions of the Arctic world of snow and ice, a photographic introduction to the lives of Arctic foxes describes such aspects as how a mother fox cares for her pups and how the fox changes its coat color.
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Grade 3-5-A slim photo essay that records the life of one of the smaller members of the canine clan, including physical characteristics, diet, foraging techniques, and the rearing of young. There is no index, but the concise nature of the readable text makes specific information available with modest effort, particularly as the many crisp, full-color photographs are carefully placed to match. (A double-page view of a large polar bear objecting strenuously to his tiny agile tagalong is particularly dramatic.) The foxes are shown in their typical winter and summer colorations, and also in the rarer dark "blue" coat. There is not much mention of the difficulties in surviving harsh winters, or of the high mortality rate among young adult foxes during their first winter season. Still and all, this is an attractive, informative book on an animal often selected by children doing "polar research."-Patricia Manning, Eastchester Public Library, NY
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Gr. 2^-4. Brief text fills in background information on a member of the canine family that survives in the cruel climate of the North Pole. In short sentences with fairly easy vocabulary, Matthews explains that Arctic foxes mate for life, share pup-care duties, bury extra food to retrieve later, and live in dens that may have existed for thousands of years. Fortunate to have a subject whose appearance changes drastically over its life and during the seasons, photographers Guravich and Ovsyanikov capture the fox in a fascinating variety of pictures, also showing the fox in action--running by a polar bear, stealing goose eggs, and fighting with angry goose parents. A book that will satisfy most report demands and may attract browsers with its enticing jacket. Susan Dove Lempke
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Pu, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110689802846
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Nikita Ovsyanikov; Dan Guravich (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0689802846
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0689802846 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1200748
Book Description Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0689802846