Moon Bear by Brenda Z. Guiberson


Moon Bear by Brenda Z. Guiberson

Moon bears, or Asiatic black bears, are named for the white moon shaped blaze on their chests. Moon bears are seldom seen but their footprints, claw marks, hair, and bear nests high in the trees give us clues about how they live. Sadly, there are now more moon bears in captivity than in the wild, as these animals are being farmed for their commercially valuable bile. Brenda Guiberson's lyrical text and Ed Young's stunning illustrations combine in a winning tribute to this endangered species. Follow one moon bear in the wild as she eats, plays, hibernates, and wakes up again in spring.


This is a beautiful book which I hope can spread awareness until every last bear is free. - Olivia Newton-John

About the Author

Brenda Z. Guiberson is the author of many books for children, including The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea, Life in the Boreal Forest, The Emperor Lays an Egg, and the best-selling Cactus Hotel. She lives near Seattle, Washington.

Ed Young is a Caldecott Medalist, a two-time Caldecott Honor Book artist, and has been twice nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. He has illustrated many books for children, including Cat and Rat.

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40 pages


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Publication date

25th August 2016



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