Waiting for Ice by Sandra Markle

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Based on a true story, WAITING FOR ICE follows an orphaned polar bear cub as she struggles to find food on Wrangel Island, far north in the Arctic Ocean. Left alone at ten months old, the young female finds herself up against other bears who are bigger and stronger than she is—and just as hungry. Due to rising temperatures, the bears are trapped on the island until the ice packs reform. Only then can they venture out to hunt for seals and whales, using the ice as life rafts.

About Sandra Markle

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Sandra Markle has written over seventy nonfiction books for young readers, including her Growing Up Wild and Outside and Inside series. Her books have won awards from the Boston Globe/Horn Book, NSTA/CBC, ABA, and ALA. She lives in Florida.
Published February 1, 2012 by Charlesbridge. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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Markle provides an uncommon look at polar bears, the largest hunters on land, in this narrative that follows an orphaned cub barely old enough to survive on her own.

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Waiting for Ice is based on a true story about a polar bear cub that has lost her mother.

May 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Waiting for Ice

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