In a parallel tale set in the high arctic, Nanuk, a great polar bear,
is on the hunt for seals, while a young Inuit boy and his sled team
of eight dogs are in search of Nanuk. A powerful story of suspense
and adventure with a thrilling climax.
- Bold oil paintings by award-winning artist
Gregory Manchess support the rich, poetic prose of the tale.
- Starred review - Publishers Weekly
- Silver Medal - Society of Illustrators
- "The alternating story lines shift like quick-cut camera work,
urging the story toward the climactic face-off between bear,
boy and dogs. Heinz's keen appreciation for the wild lights up
his highly descriptive prose, and his enthusiasm and expertise
are equaled by those of Manchess...magnificent oil paintings
are sculpted as if from ice and light...vividly conveying the struggle
for survival in all its passion. In these pages readers can virtually
hear the hiss of sled runners and thunder of paws on snow
as the dogs race toward their destination, and feel the splash
of frigid seawater as the bear plunges in after his prey.
A gripping, edge-of-the-seat ride."
Starred review - Publishers Weekly
- "The balance of picture to text and the precision of the telling
make this a superlative read-aloud...it creates a mood of suspense
that is beautifully enhanced by Manchess's evocative
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