Synopses & Reviews
After a long winter of hibernation, mother grizzly bear emerges from her den with two new little cubs trailing behind. To keep her cubs healthy and well fed, mother bear must find food that will allow her to produce the fat-rich milk they drink. So off the three go, out of the woods and into the meadow, searching for a hearty meal. There they find tasty plants, ground squirrels, and a feast of dead elk. Yet they cannot rest easy, for a young male bear wants the elk for himself, and he is willing to fight to get it. Will mother let him near her cubs? In this beautifully illustrated tale, readers learn of grizzlies' feeding behavior and of their fierce protectiveness toward their young.
"The lovely illustrations and attractive format make this book stand out among many on the subject. . . . This appealing presentation makes a worthwhile purchase." --School Library Journal
"Presented in a straightforward manner, this solid introduction will be a handsome addition to any picture-book nonfiction collection." --Booklist
A lyrical look at life in Yellowstone National Park as seen through the eyes of a mother grizzly bear protecting her cubs. The combination of fiction and seemingly real-life depictions is fascinating.
After a long winter of hibernation, mother grizzly bear emerges from her den with two little cubs. Now she must teach them to navigate their environment, forage for food, and defend their finds.
About the Author
Stephen R. Swinburne
is a writer, photographer, and naturalist. He is the author of numerous nature books for children. He and his wife, Heather, and their two children live in South Londonderry, Vermont.
Crista Forest was born and raised in southern California, where she still lives today. She has illustrated a few books, including Shockers of the Sea by Carolyn Arnold and Northern Refuge by Audrey Fraggalosch.