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Children's Nonfiction Bears

Baby Grizzly

by (author) Aubrey Lang

photographs by Wayne Lynch

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Mar 2006
Bears, General
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3


Born in a mountain cave in Alaska, three grizzly cubs wait out the winter with their mother. When spring finally arrives, the mother grizzly leads her babies down the mountain to the river. But the mother is wary; there are big male bears near the water, and they are a danger to her children. When they are older, the cubs will be ready to fish in the river with the adult bears. But for now they will retreat up the mountainside. There the cubs will absorb the lessons that will one day ensure their survival.

  • Original color photographs taken in the wild
  • Simple, informative stories
  • Includes a Did You Know?" section of interesting facts
  • Complete with introduction, table of contents, and index for parents and teachers
  • A fine introduction to nature for preschoolers and primary readers
  • 4-color poster available

About the authors

Aubrey Lang has been a freelance writer and photographer for more than fifteen years. A science writer and wildlife photographer for the past twenty-five years, Wayne Lynch has seen his work published in more than two dozen countries. Together they've produced nearly forty titles for children and adults, and countless articles in well-known nature magazines, including Ranger Rick, Owl, Wild, National Wildlife and Canadian Geographic.

Aubrey Lang's profile page

Wayne Lynch
Recognized and respected as one of North America's leading wildlife and natural history photographers, Wayne Lynch has spent the last forty-two years capturing images of wildlife in wild places the world over. His impressive photo credits include hundreds of magazine covers, thousands of calendar shots, and tens of thousands of images published in over sixty countries. Lynch is also an award-winning science writer, a popular guest lecturer, and a veteran photo safari leader. His practical and entertaining approach to natural history, whether it be through the written or spoken word, has attracted the admiration of audiences worldwide. He has photographed both common and unusual creatures in their native habitat in more than fifty countries, travelling extensively for long periods of time and often undergoing considerable physical hardship to get the "perfect shot."

With an exceptional ability to write for both adults and children, Lynch has authored more than fifth highly acclaimed natural history books, including The Great Northern Kingdom: Life in the Boreal Forest, Wild Birds Across the Prairies, Penguins of the World,Mountain Bears, Bear: Monarchs of the Northern Wilderness, A is for Arctic: Natural Wonders of a Polar World, The Nature Babies Series and the wildly popular children's book The Scoop on Poop: The Fascinating Science of How Animals Use Poop.

Lynch is a Fellow of the internationally recognized Explorers Club and Fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America. Lynch lives in Calgary with his wife of forty-five years, Aubrey Lang.

Wayne Lynch's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"With easy-to-read text and stunning photos, Baby Grizzly will feed children's appetite for all things wild."
The Chronicle Herald

"Like all the others books from the fabulous "Nature Babies Series," Baby Grizzly educates young readers about animals living in the wild. . . Throughout the book are color photographs of bears, which draw the young reader's attention to the interesting fast facts about grizzly bears. Baby Grizzly would be a great addition to elementary schools and appropriate for all public libraries.
Highly recommended.
CM Magazine

"The book is visually stimulating and a good read."
School Library Journal

"The photographs in this book are wonderful. Seeing the mom grizzly in all these pictures with her trail of cubs behind her, and on her - even when they are bigger, is very touching. You feel privileged to be able to see these moments. And a few pictures make you smile. . . This husband and wife team, who camped out in Alaska to study the grizzlies, have done an outstanding job documenting a bit of the grizzly bear's life.
"Rated: Excellent, enduring, everyone should see it!"
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"It is a straightforward, simply written, biologically correct, firsthand account of young hears growing up that does not talk down to young readers and listeners. . . The book is a model of nature writing for young children. . . Through outstanding photographs and appealing text, a young reader follows the cubs as they grow up to independence in the third summer of their life."
Science Books & Films

"Packaged for children aged five to eight, Baby Grizzly never condescends, but manages to bring youngsters a beautiful, informative book that won't intimidate even the most reluctant reader. The photographs are first rate and the numerous grizzly facts simply but succinctly shared."
January Magazine

"Following three baby grizzly cubs from Alaska as they grow up and prepare to leave the den forever is truly fascinating. . . The vivid colour and the amazing use of a zoom lens captures the human-like character of the bears."
The University of Toronto Bookstore

"Wonderful candid colour shot of mother and cubs in the wild illustrate this charming and instructive story"
Burnaby Now

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