A Pair of Polar Bears

Twin Cubs Find a Home at the San Diego Zoo

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About The Book

TWIN POLAR BEAR CUBS

Kalluk and Tatqiq were only three months old when they were found orphaned in Alaska. Together they were brought to the World-Famous San Diego Zoo to be cared for.

From the cubs' first tentative months in the zoo's infirmary to their home in the Polar Bear Plunge, this book chronicles the twins' development with exclusive photographs from the zoo and Joanne Ryder's poetic, informative text. Playful and curious, Kalluk and Tatqiq have won the hearts of more than three million people who visit the zoo each year. Whether they're diving into the water, rolling in the dirt, or sliding down a snowdrift, these adorable bears will charm readers of all ages.

About The Author

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Joanne Ryder is the award-winning author of numerous children's books about the natural world, including Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego Zoo. Some of her other books include Bears Out There, Chipmunk Song, The Snail's Spell, and White Bear, Ice Bear. Before becoming a full-time writer, Joanne worked as a children's book editor in New York City. She lives in California.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 1, 2006)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689858710
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • ILA Teachers' Choices
  • ALA Notable Children's Book Nominee

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