The Great Grizzlies Go Home

The Great Grizzlies Go Home

Judy Hilgemann
$9.99

 


Two curious young grizzly bears go on A very long swim, far from their usual home in the Great Bear Rainforest. They crunch tart red cranberries in the bog then dig for crabs on the beach. They wander through backyards and feast on plums. Then they sniff something even more delicious—mmm, barbecued salmon. But a village full of people is no place for grizzly bears, no matter how sweet the plums or how tasty that salmon smells. Time for a helicopter ride home!

The Great Grizzlies Go Home tells the story of the bears’ adventurous journey, ending in their safe relocation back to the mainland. Featuring detailed watercolour paintings, engaging text and a concluding section with bear safety tips, the book will capture the imagination of readers young and old.


 

“Judy Hilgemann has illustrated a beautiful story that tells of the challenges grizzly bears and our communities face as we learn to coexist and be more respectful of the natural world.”

–Michael J. Audain, OC OBC, Founder, Grizzly Bear Foundation

“With heartwarming illustrations alongside a grizzly-bear-sized adventure, The Great Grizzlies Go Home is a true story of two sibling bears that went on a roller coaster of an island-hopping journey through the Great Bear Rainforest.”

–Ian McAllister, Executive Director, Pacific Wild

“What an important story! In a time when bears are compelled to come closer to towns, the role of conservation officers and the important jobs they do need to be told. With lovely art and chock full of wonderful facts, this tale teaches and entertains!”

–Robert Budd, Co-author, Northwest Coast Legends series

“Based on a real event, this simple story calls attention to the increased presence of bears in urban settings; inclusion of useful facts on grizzlies, bear encounters, and safety tips for avoiding bears when hiking and camping spurs reader awareness. Luminous, realistic, colorful illustrations capture the splendor of coastal British Columbia, adding geographic, cultural, and naturalistic context as well as revealing the grizzlies as calm, curious, hungry visitors simply enjoying their holiday away from home. Great bear encounter.”

Kirkus Reviews

“The author has presented the setting in appealing watercolor paintings that show the townsite of Alert Bay, its harbor and the wild lands that surround it in fine detail…What comes across so well is the acceptance of bears as a natural part of life in a human settlement in bear country. The facts and safety tips reinforce this attitude toward a fascinating west coast animal. Highly Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Materials

 


Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550179071
Hardback
8.5 in x 11.0 in - 32 pp
Publication Date: 18/04/2020
BISAC Subject(s):: JUV002030-JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Bears,JUV029010-JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature / Environment,JUV002000-JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General 
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Description


Two curious young grizzly bears go on A very long swim, far from their usual home in the Great Bear Rainforest. They crunch tart red cranberries in the bog then dig for crabs on the beach. They wander through backyards and feast on plums. Then they sniff something even more delicious—mmm, barbecued salmon. But a village full of people is no place for grizzly bears, no matter how sweet the plums or how tasty that salmon smells. Time for a helicopter ride home!

The Great Grizzlies Go Home tells the story of the bears’ adventurous journey, ending in their safe relocation back to the mainland. Featuring detailed watercolour paintings, engaging text and a concluding section with bear safety tips, the book will capture the imagination of readers young and old.


 

“Judy Hilgemann has illustrated a beautiful story that tells of the challenges grizzly bears and our communities face as we learn to coexist and be more respectful of the natural world.”

–Michael J. Audain, OC OBC, Founder, Grizzly Bear Foundation

“With heartwarming illustrations alongside a grizzly-bear-sized adventure, The Great Grizzlies Go Home is a true story of two sibling bears that went on a roller coaster of an island-hopping journey through the Great Bear Rainforest.”

–Ian McAllister, Executive Director, Pacific Wild

“What an important story! In a time when bears are compelled to come closer to towns, the role of conservation officers and the important jobs they do need to be told. With lovely art and chock full of wonderful facts, this tale teaches and entertains!”

–Robert Budd, Co-author, Northwest Coast Legends series

“Based on a real event, this simple story calls attention to the increased presence of bears in urban settings; inclusion of useful facts on grizzlies, bear encounters, and safety tips for avoiding bears when hiking and camping spurs reader awareness. Luminous, realistic, colorful illustrations capture the splendor of coastal British Columbia, adding geographic, cultural, and naturalistic context as well as revealing the grizzlies as calm, curious, hungry visitors simply enjoying their holiday away from home. Great bear encounter.”

Kirkus Reviews

“The author has presented the setting in appealing watercolor paintings that show the townsite of Alert Bay, its harbor and the wild lands that surround it in fine detail…What comes across so well is the acceptance of bears as a natural part of life in a human settlement in bear country. The facts and safety tips reinforce this attitude toward a fascinating west coast animal. Highly Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Materials

 

Details


Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550179071
Hardback
8.5 in x 11.0 in - 32 pp
Publication Date: 18/04/2020
BISAC Subject(s):: JUV002030-JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Bears,JUV029010-JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature / Environment,JUV002000-JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General 
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