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Polar Bears and the Arctic: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #12: Polar Bears Past Bedtime
Contributor(s): Osborne, Mary Pope, Boyce, Natalie Pope, Murdocca, Sal (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 037583222X     ISBN-13: 9780375832222
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2007

Annotation: Find out why the Arctic is so cold, how polar bears cross thin ice, and how people have learned to survive in harsh climates, in this nonfiction companion to "Polar Bears Past Bedtime."

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Polar bear; Arctic regions; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Bears
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | Polar Regions
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers
Dewey: 599.786
LCCN: 2006022306
Lexile Measure: 730
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Magic Tree House Fact Trackers
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 7.50" H x 5.25" W x 0.50" (0.30 lbs) 119 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 117741
Reading Level: 4.6   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 1.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q42038
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 4.0
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Publisher Description:
WHY IS THE arctic so cold? How do polar bears cross thin ice? How did people learn to survive in that harsh climate? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide: "Polar Bears and the Arctic, "Jack and Annie's guide to the arctic. This is the nonfiction companion to "Polar Bears past Bedtime,"

Contributor Bio(s):

MARY POPE OSBORNE and NATALIE POPE BOYCE are sisters who grew up on army posts all over the world. They are working on more Magic Tree House® Fact Tracker books to give Magic Tree House readers facts and information about places, time periods, and animals that Jack and Annie discover in the Magic Tree House adventures.

Mary lives in Connecticut. Natalie makes her home nearby in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. Mary is the author of all the Magic Tree House fiction titles as well as many more books for kids.

SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children'sopera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring)
This book provides information on polar bears' lives and habitat and the effects of global warming on their future, in addition to facts about other Arctic animals and the people who live in the Arctic. The accessible text is complemented by black-and-white cartoons, maps, charts, and photographs (some too dark). A section on conducting research gives more information. Reading list, websites. Ind. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
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