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Old Mother bear / by Victoria Miles ; illustrated by Molly Bang.

Miles, Victoria, 1966- (Author). Bang, Molly. (Added Author).
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Godel Memorial-Warren Library e MIL (Text) 35500004020390 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780811850339
  • ISBN: 0811850331
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2007.

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Summary, etc.: A twenty-four-year-old grizzly bear gives birth to her last litter of cubs, then spends three years teaching them what they need to know to survive in their southern British Columbia home before they go off on their own. Includes facts about grizzlies and the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2007 April #2
    At the advanced age of 27, a grizzly bear in British Columbia's Khutzeymateen wildlife sanctuary gives birth to three cubs. The detailed zoology facts are the gripping story in this realistic picture book, which is based on true events and illustrated in beautifully textured, close-up, oil-and-chalk artwork by Caldecott Honor Book artist Bang.Words and illustrations show the bear cubs close up, nursing in the den, crawling, growing stronger, and wrestling with each other. Then, in spring, the mother leads them above ground, where they find food, including squirrels and berries, as they explore further. In an exciting confrontation, she rears up to defend her cubs against a huge male intruder. Always there is the sense of her as an aging mother, tired but wonderfully experienced. After three years, the cubs leave her, and an exquisite final portrait shows the mother upright, still and quiet, before she dies. Without anthropomorphism, the one animal's viewpoint is the drama. ((Reviewed April 15, 2007)) Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Victoria Miles is the author of Magnifico and Wild Science: Amazing Encounters between Animals and the People Who Study Them, as well as numerous other books for children. She lives in North Vancouver.

Molly Bang has written and illustrated more than 20 books, including three Caldecott Honor books: When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry . . .; Ten, Nine, Eight; and The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher. She is the author-artist of Dawn and Picture This: How Pictures Work. She splits her time between California and Massachusetts.

Victoria Miles is the author of Magnifico and Wild Science: Amazing Encounters between Animals and the People Who Study Them, as well as numerous other books for children. She lives in North Vancouver.

Molly Bang has written and illustrated more than 20 books, including three Caldecott Honor books: When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry...; Ten, Nine, Eight; and The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher. She is the author-artist of Dawn and Picture This: How Pictures Work. She splits her time between California and Massachusetts.

Subject: Grizzly bear > Juvenile fiction.
Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary (B.C.) > Juvenile fiction.
Grizzly bear > Fiction.
Bears > Fiction.
Parental behavior in animals > Fiction.
Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary (B.C.) > Fiction.
British Columbia > Fiction.
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