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Poles Apart

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Poles Apart
Written by Jeanne Willis
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763689445
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Poles Apart

author: Jeanne Willis
illustrator: Jarvis

Everybody knows that penguins live at the South Pole and polar bears live at the North Pole—but what would happen if, one day, a family of picnicking penguins accidentally got lost? When the hapless Pilchard-Brown family find themselves at the wrong pole, they need Mr. White, a friendly polar bear, to guide them all the way home.

"Succeeds on multiple levels. Younger listeners will appreciate the quest-for-home adventure format, while older kids and adults will be drawn to the sly humor infused into every page." — Booklist
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 1/16" x 11 3/8"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Animals; Social Themes; People & Places;
author’s comments:
Jeanne Willis wrote her first book when she was five—a slim volume about cats written in pencil and stitched together so that it looked like a “real” book. After that, there was no turning back. She had her first picture book published at the age of twenty-one. She has since written more than three hundred books and has won several awards, which are arranged in the attic where she works. She lives in London.
illustrator’s comments:
Jarvis did lots of different jobs—including a bingo caller, a bouncy-castle painter, and an animation director—before creating his first children’s book. He’s always doodled characters and thinks that everything he’s done in the past has helped make him a better children’s book illustrator and writer . . . maybe not the bingo calling. He lives in northern England.
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