The Very, Very Far North

By: Dan Bar-el

In the Very, Very Far North, past the Cold, Cold Ocean and just below the hill that looks like a baby whale, you’ll find Duane and his friends.

Duane is a sweet and curious young bear who makes friends with everyone he meets—whether they’re bossy, like Major Puff the puffin, or a bit vain, like Handsome the musk ox, or very, very shy, like Boo the caribou. For these arctic friends, every day is a new adventure!

Black-and-white illustrations rendered in charcoal and digital.

ISBN: 9781534433410

JLG Release: Dec 2019


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Polar bears , Animals , Arctic regions , Friendship , Humorous stories , Adventure , Exploration

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Praise & Reviews

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A sort of arctic Winnie the Pooh, Duane the Polar Bear meets a wide variety of friends and has many adventures in this gentle novel. At times, the narration can feel too knowing and the whimsy a bit forced. Nonetheless, as the episodic chapters progress, each character is well developed and the kindness with which these friends treat each other is A sort of arctic Winnie the Pooh, Duane the Polar Bear meets a wide variety of friends and has many adventures in this gentle novel. At times, the narration can feel too knowing and the whimsy a bit forced. Nonetheless, as the episodic chapters progress, each character is well developed and the kindness with which these friends treat each other is instructive without being didactic. CC the Owl doesn’t like being touched, Boo the Caribou is quite shy, and Magic the Fox is very impulsive—but Duane thoughtfully learns to understand their different points of view and include them in his escapades. The rich language and wordplay make for an excellent read-aloud. Recommended, especially as a read-aloud, for fans of classics like A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, or for those seeking a solid demonstration of positive social interaction.

Book Details

ISBN

9781534433410

First Release

December 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8" x 6"

Page Count

272

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.9; Points: 5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

Level 840L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Atheneum

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Polar bears, Animals, Arctic regions, Friendship, Humorous stories, Adventure, Exploration,

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