Synopses & Reviews
Far, far south, in the strange and beautiful land of Antarctica, it is dark both day and night all winter long. When at last spring comes, the penguins and seals raise their young. But, one year, loud, unfamiliar sounds announce the arrival of a new presence -- one the creatures hope can share this fragile world with them in peace.
"[A] handsome, eloquent defense of a threatened environment. In simple text and elegantly designed double-spread paintings. . .Cowcher describes the behavior of three species that share a common habitat; then shows how. . .the presence of man can disrupt the nesting of thousands." --Kirkus Reviews
"A spectacular book." --The Horn Book
"Visually dazzling." --The New York Times Book Review