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Grizzly Bears of Alaska


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DEBBIE S. MILLER is an award-winning author of a dozen children's books and seven natural history books for adults. Her books have received awards from the National Science Teachers Association, the Children's Book Council, the John Burroughs Association, the International Reading Association, and the American Library Association. She lives in San Francisco, CA. PATRICK J. ENDRES is one of the Alaska's most prominently published nature photographers. His work has appeared in National Wildlife, USA Today, Time, Sierra, Natural History, Audubon, The Washington Post, Newsweek, National Geographic Explorer, Outside, and numerous other publications and calendars. He lives in Fairbanks, AK.


Grizzly Bears of Alaska celebrates these giants with fascinating facts and vivid photos by one of Alaska's most prominently published nature photographers.
Publishers Weekly

This colorful, well-focused volume offers an excellent pictorial introduction to Alaskan grizzly bears along with information about their habitat, physical features, foods, and behaviors, with particular emphasis on mother grizzlies raising cubs. A typical double-page spread includes a few paragraphs of clearly written text on a single subject, illustrated with one or more color photos of remarkable clarity. These pictures offer exceptionally fine views of Alaskan grizzlies in the wild . . . A useful, visually appealing introduction to the subject.

Rich, colorful photographs and descriptive narrative text showcase the world of Alaska's grizzly bears. While some attention is given to brown bears and other critters that call Alaska home, this book is primarily about the features, habitats, and behaviors of the grizzlies. The author provides details about their physical traits, from varying fur colors to the nature of their nasal cavities, and examines the relationship between those characteristics and the bears' environment and eating habits. Much focus is given to baby cubs and their mothers, and Alaska's Denali and Katmai National Parks are mentioned. Headings like "A Magnificent Creature," "Can't Catch Me!" and "Who's Hungry?" and boldface words throughout the book will assist those looking for informational text features, and discussion questions and extension activities are listed in the back.
School Library Journal

Grizzlies can eat as much as 90 pounds of salmon--equivalent to 162 cheeseburgers--per day! Young readers learn this and other facts about bears from this informative book by Fairbanks native Miller. Endres, also a Fairbanks resident, adds beautiful color images of the majestic animals.
Alaska Airlines Magazine

...this book features some beautiful & powerful photography by Patrick J. Endres. The images do a great job of capturing the power & strength of Alaska's grizzlies.
Alaska Love 12

Set against the backdrop of Alaska's beautiful wilderness, this book for ages 6-8 explores the lives of inland grizzlies and coastal brown bears. While enjoying stunning photographs you'll learn all about these bears, including how mother bears nurture and protect playful cubs, how young bears learn to fish, and how bears adapt to their environment. Grizzly Bears of Alaska captures the lives of these magnificent bears in the wild.
Anchorage Daily News

From the Hardcover edition.

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