Grizzly!The very word triggers a host of descriptions given to this awesome creature: savage predator, walking nightmare, animal monarch. Rising above these labels is a creature that embodies all that
The very word triggers a host of descriptions given to this awesome creature: savage predator, walking nightmare, animal monarch. Rising above these labels is a creature that embodies all that is wild and mysterious in the animal kingdom. Wildest and most mysterious is the arctic grizzly that lives on the far northern tundra.
Tracking Triple Seven gives you a "bear's-eye view" of the world of this little known animal. Witness the birth of three tiny cubs in a frozen tundra den. Feast with a grizzly on a land exploding with blueberries. Share in the troubles and triumphs of a bear family's quest to claim its rightful place in the biggest wilderness on earth. And join Benji, a city slicker kid who visits his father's arctic diamond mine for the first time.
Benji's adventures take off when he accidentally joins a team of grizzly bear biologists and their Inuk pilot. Together they mix cutting-edge technology with good old bush wisdom in a death-defying search for "The Real Grizzly" of the arctic barrens.
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"Realistic illustrations allow readers to feel as though they are part of Mollie's story. This is a warm, engaging tale of anticipation, hope, disappointment and hope again from the perspective of an older sister."
-- School Library Journal
"Captures the mood and experience of a little girl, the hope and anticipation of sharing her world with her new sibling. . . . The emotive power of various instants that comprise a child's day in a rural setting are exquisitely rendered by Marilyn Mets and Peter Ledwon."
-- Toronto Families
"This book is a good choice for children expecting a new sibling. Most impressive are the realistic pictures that help tell the story and capture the mood."
-- Lane Education Service District (4 out of 5 Stars)
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Alison Lohans is the author of over 12 published books. Nine of these have appeared on the Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" List; two won Young Readers' Choice awards, and 10 have been short-listed for various other awards. Alison has recently been serving as Writer-in-Residence at Regina Public Library. She is active in numerous writing organizations, and also enjoys time with her family. Her favourite leisure activity is playing her cello.
Marilyn Mets has been working in Toronto as an illustrator, art director and graphic designer for over 25 years. She has illustrated and collaborated on numerous children's books, winning many awards and nominations including being nominated for the Amelia Frances Gibbons Award for Illustration in 1998 for Cameron and Me.
Peter Ledwon has worked as a commercial photographer, illustrator, graphic designer, and art director for the past 15 years. He gained formal training in photography at Ryerson University. In addition, he holds science degrees in physiology and biochemistry from U.B.C. Peter also writes for both magazines and newsletters targeted at the adult market.