Nicola Davies is an author and zoologist. She says the Arctic is the most extraordinary place she has ever been. Nicola wanted to capture its magic by writing about the two ultimate Arctic survivors, polar bears and the Inuit people. Nicola is also the author of Big Blue Whale, Surprising Sharks and Poo. Nicola lives in Abergavenny, Wales. Gary Blythe is an award-winning illustrator. His first children's picture book, The Whales' Song, written by Dyan Sheldon, won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1990. With enormous scope, emotion and detail, Gary has captured the icy grandeur of the Arctic in Ice Bear and sent many shivers down spines with his terrifying illustrations for Bram Stoker's Dracula (retold by Jan Needle), as well as illustrating numerous other children's picture books. Gary lives in the Wirral, near Liverpool.
"This delightful book, with terrific illustrations, will enthral youngsters." * Birmingham Evening Mail * "This must be the most beautiful non-fiction book I have ever come across ... magical and sensitive - a very unusual style for non-fiction. It's a pleasure to read again and again." * Learning Support * "Illustrations and facts are perfect." * The Sunday Express * A favourite . . . of mine . . . I love her narrative. Nicola Davies is one of my "go to" mentors * All-en-A-Day's Work * An informative, gorgeously illustrated study of the majestic polar bear. * The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide *