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Antarctica Paperback – 24 Nov 2009

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Publisher: Square Fish (24 Nov. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312589794
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312589790
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.4 x 27.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 422,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Stunningly vivid and gorgeous pictures . . . The briskly minimal text is clear, informative, and astute." --Entertainment Weekly

"A spectacular book." --The Horn Book

"Visually dazzling." --The New York Times Book Review

"Dramatic illustrations deftly blend light and shadow as they depict the rigorous--and threatened--existence of emperor penguins, Weddell seals, and Adélie penguins on the frozen continent." --Publishers Weekly

"[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

About the Author

Helen Cowcher is the author and illustrator of five picture books that have been published in multiple languages around the world. Her next book, Desert Elephant, will be available from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2011. She lives in England.


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