Polar Bears

Polar Bears Cover

Polar Bears

By Gail Gibbons; Gail Gibbons (Illustrator)

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823415939, 1pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2001

Description
"Crrrrrrr! Huge, shaggy, and imposing, a grizzly bear can be a fearsome sight, especially when it rears up on its hind legs. Grizzly bears have no enemies but humans. Since grizzlies eat everything from fungi and insects to moose and caribou, it is usually other animals that must look out for them. Yet today the bears are a threatened species. Here Gail Gibbons takes a closer look at these vulnerable predators, noting fascinating facts about their habits, biology, and important place in their ecosystem. In an informative text with plenty of illustrations, diagrams, and cutaways, she reveals the intriguing lives of these imposing giants of the animal world.


About the Author
Gail Gibbons grew up writing stories and drawing pictures to fit the words, and wishing she lived in the country. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a bachelor of fine arts degree, she became involved in television graphics. This led her to work on a children's TV show, where her desire to write and illustrate children's books was rekindled. Eventually Gail became a full-time writer and moved to rural Vermont, where she could have a garden and as many pets as she wanted. Gail has written more than 140 books and has made countless visits to schools. The feedback she gets from children is invaluable and often inspires ideas for future projects. Gail and her husband, Kent Ancliffe, have a dog named Wilbur and two cats, named Miles and Davis. They live in Vermont in a passive solar house that Gail's husband built and on an island off the coast of Maine.

Gail Gibbons grew up writing stories and drawing pictures to fit the words, and wishing she lived in the country. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a bachelor of fine arts degree, she became involved in television graphics. This led her to work on a children's TV show, where her desire to write and illustrate children's books was rekindled. Eventually Gail became a full-time writer and moved to rural Vermont, where she could have a garden and as many pets as she wanted. Gail has written more than 140 books and has made countless visits to schools. The feedback she gets from children is invaluable and often inspires ideas for future projects. Gail and her husband, Kent Ancliffe, have a dog named Wilbur and two cats, named Miles and Davis. They live in Vermont in a passive solar house that Gail's husband built and on an island off the coast of Maine.