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Nonfiction Ages 6-8
Pages: 0
Themes: animal stories, coastal animals, wilderness, nature photography, hunting, fishing, ravens, ocean, pups
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2017
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This is an enhanced ebook with a read-along function.
The Great Bear Rainforest is a majestic place full of tall trees, huge bears and endless schools of salmon. Award-winning photographer and author Ian McAllister's luminous photographs illustrate the story of a lone wolf who swims to one of the small islands that dot the rainforest's coast. The island provides him with everything he needs—deer, salmon, fresh water—everything, that is, but a mate. When a female wolf arrives on the island's rocky shores, she and he start a family and introduce their pups to the island's bounty.

Ben, age 7, grade 2, Canadian Teacher - October 29, 2018
"This is a good book for anyone who reads in because it is interesting."
Canadian Children's Book News - October 20, 2017
"Visually spectacular, Wolf Island and A Bear's Life work best as a pair, showing how different types of animals navigate the vast and ancient rainforest in both different and similar ways. Read together, these books—and undoubtedly any others that will be added to the series in the future—provide opportunities for readers to compare and contrast the habits, homes and personalities of some of their favourite animals in a highly engaging and informative way. Full of universal themes the books in the My Great Bear Rainforest series will delight readers of all interests and abilities. "
Youth Services Book Reviews - April 8, 2017
"Filled with beautiful color photographs of the wolves that live in the Great Bear Rainforest...This is definitely one that will be enjoyed by children who love wolves."


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