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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781250079596
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 13/09/2016
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Picture storybooks
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: St Martin's Press
  • Pages: 40
  • Price: $16.99

"This is a beautiful book which I hope can spread awareness until every last bear is free." -Olivia Newton-John

Moon bears, or Asiatic black bears, are named for the white moon-shaped blaze on their chests. Moon bears are seldom seen but their footprints, claw marks, hair, and bear nests high in the trees give us clues about how they live. Sadly, there are now more moon bears in captivity than in the wild, as these animals are being "farmed" for their commercially valuable bile.

Brenda Guiberson's lyrical text and Ed Young's stunning illustrations combine in a winning tribute to this endangered species. Follow one moon bear in the wild as she eats, plays, hibernates, and wakes up again in spring.

Author Information

Brenda Z. Guiberson is the author of many books for children, including The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea and the bestselling Cactus Hotel. She lives near Seattle, Washington. brendazguiberson.com

Ed Young is a Caldecott Medalist and a two-time Caldecott Honor Book artist, and has been nominated twice for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. He has illustrated many books for children. edyoungart.com