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Last Little Polar Bear

5 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$19.95

The Last Little Polar Bear is a thoughtfully written and beautifully illustrated book for children about 8-14 years old. It was written out of deep concern for the future of our environment and the world by a scientist, Timothy Foresman, PhD; illustrated by an artist and environmentalist, Laura Lee Cundiff; and published by globally aware publisher Blueline Publishing of Denver, Colorado.

SKU: ISBN 978-0-9776906-2-6 Category:
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The Last Little Polar Bear is a thoughtfully written and beautifully illustrated book for children about 8-14 years old. It was written out of deep concern for the future of our environment and the world by a scientist, Timothy Foresman, PhD; illustrated by an artist and environmentalist, Laura Lee Cundiff; and published by globally aware publisher Blueline Publishing of Denver, Colorado.

Excerpt from The Last Little Polar Bear:

The twins crept along in the haze of the twilight sun as it bounced along the horizon among ice spires and mountain ridges for the daily circle of light. And as they walked to the edge of the play area, Nuuk, who had been lying absolutely still in the snow bank, jumped up to full height at the delight of seeing them …

 

The Author: Timothy Foresman , PhD

 

As a young boy, I met the explorer Captain Jacque-Yves Cousteau at the Smithsonian Institution. He inspired me to study nature and become a scientist. Cousteau helped many of us to understand the wonders of nature and the sea and our important role in helping to preserve Earth’s bounty.
In my travels to Norway, I was fascinated by the tales of the Polar explorers from Europe, including Nansen and Shackleton, both of whom were humbled and amazed by how well the Inuits have lived in ecological harmony above the Arctic Circle for thousands of years.

Dr. Bob Corell provided me with the latest information on explorations and studies resulting from his role in leading the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment Report for the eight polar nations. His marvelous descriptions of learning what is really going on with climate change from the indigenous peoples has kept me fascinated.

Joe Skopek provided the catalytic justification for this book by his passionate discussion one evening when we were working on web materials for polar education. He gave me permission to use his ideas to create this book as a positive learning experience for the next generation, who will be facing the realities of vast global changes on our planet.

Many young people helped me with their impressions after reading the early drafts of the book, including William Scott, Rachel Aron, Henry Leadbeater, and Sam Francis. Myrna Yoo, my publisher at Blueline Publishing and young Udo were also extremely helpful in making this project a success. My wife, Joyce, and friends Laura Lee Cundiff (who kept me motivated with inspiring illustrations) and Tom Herrick were likewise extremely supportive.

This book is dedicated to the next generation of explorers, scientists, and citizens for whom this book and the Global Change Adventure Series are written so that they can learn to love and preserve the wonders of this Earth.

The Illustrator: Laura Lee Cundiff

 

Laura Lee Cundiff is a fine artist, illustrator and designer. In the 1980’s, after graduating from Pratt Institute, she freelanced illustration in NYC for several years, illustrating two young adult books for Ariel Books/Kipling Press: Geronimo by Russell Shorto, and Beatrix Potter by Peter Durwood; and illustrating or designing for Disney Company Licensees, Just 4 Kids, the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexmark International, the New York Daily News, Slosson Educational Publishing, the Village Voice, Warner Brothers Licensing Offices, and others.
She currently works as an Internet Marketing Manager and designer, and frequently illustrates fine letterpress books with wood engravings or line drawings, including The Guesthouse, The Good Life, and Gardencourt by Frederick Smock; A Simple Human Motion, by Jeff Worley; and In the Country of Morning Calm, by Richard Taylor, all published by Larkspur Press. She also illustrated Amish Economy by Wendell Berry for Adela Press; and Divine Right’s Trip, by Gurney Norman and Snakehunter, by Chuck Kinder, for Gnomon Press.

The Publisher: Myrna Yoo, Blueline Publishing LLC

 

Blueline Publishing is an independent book and magazine publisher with national expertise, committed to sustainability and integrity. Our focus is primarily on projects that are socially conscious and on topics relating to climate change, energy and the environment. The books are marketed within Blueline Publishing magazines to those appropriate targeted audiences.
Blueline Publishing is owned by Myrna James Yoo, who brings in a team of nationally-experienced and accomplished professionals from all areas of publishing according to each client’s needs.

Special discounts are available for educational and environmental group use and resale – please contact us to inquire.

Reviews (6)
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    Reading this story to my son, it transported both of us to the extraordinary Arctic environs. This is a tale that promotes awareness of the global challenges we face through the wonderment of a child’s eyes.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    I want to thank the authors of this educational and very well-written book, which sheds light on northern contaminant issues. The native peoples in Alaska have been observing the effects of contaminants in our food chain and the impacts of global climate change as we live off the land. We have seen abnormalities and anomalies in the salmon, and the moose and have heard reports of impacts to the caribou as well. We must all work together for a healthy future for the generations to come. The work ahead begins with the education of our youth.

  3. 5 out of 5

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    This piece of work provides a good example of how the culture and lifeways of native people are impacted by environmental changes to their landscapes and their communities. But, more importantly, the book highlights the importance and relevance of native knowledge and wisdom that still needs to be shared with the world to address these important problems.

  4. 5 out of 5

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    This book is a brilliant conveyance to engage our youth into the compelling learning experience about science issues now being discovered that are forging the fate of both polar bears and the polar environments.

  5. 5 out of 5

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    I liked the way it had different language and all different facts about pollution… but it’s also about a polar bear who is lost and two kids find him and love to play with him.

  6. 5 out of 5

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    I liked the detail. I liked how you were able to visualize the scene. There’s a word that describes a story that sometimes is sad but can be happy and cute. This is it!

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