Fraser Bear: A Cub's Life by Maggie De VriesFraser Bear: A Cub's Life by Maggie De Vries

Fraser Bear: A Cub's Life

byMaggie De VriesIllustratorRennT Benoit

Paperback | March 30, 2012

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A beautifully illustrated nature story of a bear cub's life in the Pacific Northwest, from a multi-award-winning team, Fraser Bear is the exciting and moving story of a black bear cub's dangers and adventures in his first two years, uniting the intertwined cycles of bear and fish. A map, facts about bears and salmon, and a letter from the Pacific Salmon Foundation complete this true-to-life nature story for young readers.

This book is based on the top-selling plush toy created by Pacific Salmon Foundation and Rocky Mountaineer Vacations.

Maggie de Vries is the award-winning author of several children’s books, including Tale of a Great White Fish, a Silver Birch Honour Book and winner of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize and the SPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award. Her adult nonfiction title Missing Sarah won the first annual George Ryga Awa...
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Title:Fraser Bear: A Cub's LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.5 inPublished:March 30, 2012Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926812956

ISBN - 13:9781926812953

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"This book is highly educational without seeming so. The text is concise and interesting, and the illustrations are subtle and captivating. The glossary, map, and notes on black bears and Chinook salmon in the back of the book are an additional bonus for older children.""San Francisco Book Review“There is science aplenty here—in the season-by-season growth and development of the cub—all fascinating stuff for junior biologists, but it's the art, both prose and painting, that takes this book to a fine and high plateau. In an example of perfect complementarity, author and illustrator have worked their magic: Maggie de Vries deftly weaves an engrossing and often suspenseful tale out of the facts, while Renné Benoit's paintbrush provides full-colour visuals of bear, salmon, river, meadow and forest, which make the spirit soar.”Globe & Mail