Polar Bear, Arctic Hare

Polar Bear, Arctic Hare

Poems of the Frozen North

By Eileen Spinelli; Eugenie Fernandes (Illustrator)

Wordsong, Hardcover, 9781590783443, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 2007

Renowned poet Eileen Spinelli celebrates the hardy creatures of the North in charming verse for younger readers. The Arctic may be a cold and unforgiving place, but it teems with wildlifefrom the humble orange-golden bumblebee to the majestic beluga whale. These creatures are captured in poems full of fanciful wordplay and playful images, spanning the four seasons and the icy splendor of the Arctic environment. Eugenie Fernandes's beautiful, realistic renderings complement the word pictures. Curious facts about each creature are included in the back matter.

About the Author
Eileen Spinelli is no stranger to the Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers list. Since her debut in 1991 with "Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, " an IRA/CBC Children's Choice book and Christopher Award winner, she has gone on to author numerous picture books, poetry collections, and chapter books, including the best-selling "When Mama Comes Home Tonight, " and the critically acclaimed "Sophie's Masterpiece." Eileen lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

by Eugenie Fernandes and illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes