The Kids Book of the Far North

Jane Drake, Ann Love
Jocelyne Bouchard

The Far North is a region shared by Canada, the U.S. (Alaska), Russia, Denmark (Greenland), Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Finland. For those who don't live there, the region appears to be a bleak, desolate place of snow, ice, glaciers and bitter cold. But the Far North is home to many plants, animals and people who have developed remarkable ways of adapting to one of the harshest climates on Earth. This book in the Kids Book of series examines the region's fascinating history, modern life and fragile ecosystem with facts, stories, legends, illustrations, timelines and maps.

978-1-55453-258-2 | Sep 1, 2009
List Price: USD $14.95, CAD $14.95
4-color 9 x 12 48 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12

Awards & Reviews

“This sweeping but not superficial overview will be useful both for environmental and cultural studies.”
— Booklist, September 2000
“While some children will enjoy browsing this title, the index makes it useful for ready reference or reports. An up-to-date, accessible overview.”
— School Library Journal, January 2001
2002 - Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, Short-listed
2001 - Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2001 - Norma Fleck Award, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Short-listed
2001 - International Book Award, The Society of School Librarians International, Runner-up

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