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Ryder, Joanne

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ISBN 10: 0688071740 / ISBN 13: 9780688071745
Published by Morrow Junior Books, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Ryder, Joanne. WHITE BEAR, ICE BEAR. NY: Morrow Junior Books, c1989. first printing. unpaginated. illustrated in color Michael Rothman. Rectangular lg. 8vo. Inscribed by the author on the first page, small bear stamp with her inscription. Fine bright looks unread hardcover in near fine d/j (short closed tear from inside upper edge of front panel of the d/j). Bookseller Inventory # 1380

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Publisher: Morrow Junior Books

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Describes the awakening, feeding, and wandering of a polar bear, from its own viewpoint.

From Publishers Weekly:

This first entry in a promising new Just for a Day series delves into the world of the white bear. As with her other books, such as Step into the Night and Mockingbird Morning , Ryder tells a highly imaginative story that is scientifically accurate. In this story, a boy is transformed into an "Ice Bear" and experiences the beautiful yet brutally cold environment of this creature. Ryder's language is spare and poetic, as she carefully sets out the adaptive characteristics that help the bear in the arctic setting: heavy fur, protective coloration, padded feet, strong claws and a keen sense of smell. Squeamish readers will be relieved to know that the well-paced text stops short of the bear's actually capturing--and devouring--a fur seal for his meal. Rothman's paintings evoke the power of this wild creature, at home in a frosty, blue-green and white arctic landscape, which is only briefly illuminated by a silvery moon and the dancing northern lights. Ages 5-8.
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