The Polar Bear

The Polar Bear

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A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award

  • PRI Science Friday Best Science Books of 2016 
  • Huffington Post Best Non-Fiction (Nature) of 2016 
  • Brainpickings Best Science Books and Best Children's Books of 2016 
  • Selected for The Original Art exhibition 2017 by The Society of Illustrators, New York, US

“Fresh perspectives...gorgeous double page spreads... Desmond adds some wit and whimsy to her fact-based presentation.”—Washington Post (Best Children's Books)

“This book sets a high bar for modern picture book non-fiction.”—Huffington Post

A gorgeously illustrated nonfiction book about the polar bear, this is a factually accurate as well as a poetic exploration of polar bear bodies, habits, and habitats. Working in a painterly, expressive way, Jenni Desmond creates landscapes and creatures that are marked by atmosphere and emotion, telling a story about bears that engages the reader's interest in amazing facts as well as their deep sense of wonder.

Translations of The Polar Bear: Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Taiwanese, Turkish

Jenni Desmond is an award-winning illustrator, artist and picture book author whose books have been translated into over 20 languages. A graduate of the renowned MA program in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art (ARU), Jenni Desmond works from her studio in London, UK. This, her second She has won The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award 2016, the Camrbidgeshire 'Read it Again' picture book award, and a Maurice Sendak Fellowship. Her other nonfiction titles with Enchanted Lion Books are The Blue Whale and The Elephant.

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