This Place Is Cold

This Place Is Cold

By Vicki Cobb; Barbara Lavallee (Illustrator)

Walker & Company, Paperback, 9780802734013, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 15, 2013

Description

Can you imaging living in a place where it's so cold your breath turns instantly into tiny ice crystals that glitter in the sun? Where temperatures can drop fifty degrees below zero and even lower and the sun only comes out for a few hours per day? In "This Place Is Cold" readers will learn how people and animals survive in Alaska's ferocious cold, and how because of global warming this region is now in trouble. Vicki Cobb and Barbara Lavallee travelled the world together to research this groundbreaking geography series, that is now updated and redesigned to appeal to today's readers.



About the Author
Vicki Cobb is the author of many award-winning science books for young people. With degrees from Barnard College and Columbia University Teachers College, Vicki enjoyed an early career as a science teacher. She now devotes all her time to writing and speaking to teachers, children, and librarians all over the country. She frequently writes for the Huffington Post and is also the founder and president of iNK Think Tank, an organization dedicated to getting high-quality nonfiction books into classrooms. To find out what recent science experiment Vicki has been cooking up, visit her online at www.vickicobb.com.

Barbara Lavallee is a fine artist who has illustrated many books for children including the very successful MAMA, DO YOU LOVE ME. She lives in Anchorage Alaska.