In the tradition of his previous children’s titles, Backyard Birds and Birds of Prey, acclaimed artist Robert Bateman invites young readers to join him on his journey to the ends of the Earth—both ends! His own respect for and fascination with the rich variety of wildlife able to survive—and even thrive—in both the Arctic and Antarctica are lovingly presented here in his paintings and sketches. Through the visuals he gives us a window into these natural landscapes; through his text he provides fascinating facts and profiles of polar inhabitants, including arctic wolves, polar bears, whales, seals and albatrosses. Curious young minds will be seriously engaged by this delightful, informative book.
Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers’ Choice), 2011
Short-listed, Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award (Atlantic Canada), 2010
Short-listed, Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, 2009
Short-listed, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada – Information Book Award, 2009
Short-listed, Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada, Information Book Award, 2009
Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 2009