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In the Arctic, winter lasts eight months and temperatures fall as low as -58ºF. Few animals can survive such extreme conditions. The Arctic fox, however, is unique. It lives farther north than any other land mammal in the world. How can it survive the harsh conditions? Biologist Maarten Loonen wanted to find out. Since 1990, he has traveled to the Arctic every year to study these uncommon foxes. In Arctic Fox: Very Cool!, kids follow Loonen as he studies the survival techniques of these fascinating animals. Large, full-color photos and a narrative format will keep readers turning the pages for more.

 
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF003000
Genre Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2009
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Uncommon Animals
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781597167307, 9781597168144, 9781617720352
Title Format Reinforced book, Multi-User eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 599.776'4
ATOS Reading Level 4.6
Guided Reading Level N
Lexile Reading Level 820
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 4.4
AR Quiz Number 124123
Author Stephen Person
 
  • 2010 Teachers' Choice Award for Children's Books, 2010

Arctic Fox

While there is certainly no shortage of books about animals for young readers, the Uncommon Animals series manages to profile some fairly undercovered critters. In this case, the focus is on an animal that children are highly unlikely to ever encounter due to the fact that it lives “farther north than any other land mammal.” Easily readable sections detail the bitter natural habitat of the arctic fox and highlight the ways in which the animal is uniquely outfitted to survive such harsh conditions. The text works splendidly with the large, clear photographs on each page that will delight readers—the fox is an irresistibly cute animal—as well as educate them. For instance, the fox’s fur, which changes from brown and gray in the summer to shocking white in the winter, is a fascinating example of natural camouflage. The author is also careful to discuss how climate change could spell trouble for the animal’s future and shows its place—somewhere between lemming and polar bear—in the food chain. Back matter includes a glossary, thin bibliography, and suggestions for further reading.

Arctic Fox

While there is certainly no shortage of books about animals for young readers, the Uncommon Animals series manages to profile some fairly undercovered critters. In this case, the focus is on an animal that children are highly unlikely to ever encounter due to the fact that it lives “farther north than any other land mammal.” Easily readable sections detail the bitter natural habitat of the arctic fox and highlight the ways in which the animal is uniquely outfitted to survive such harsh conditions. The text works splendidly with the large, clear photographs on each page that will delight readers—the fox is an irresistibly cute animal—as well as educate them. For instance, the fox’s fur, which changes from brown and gray in the summer to shocking white in the winter, is a fascinating example of natural camouflage. The author is also careful to discuss how climate change could spell trouble for the animal’s future and shows its place—somewhere between lemming and polar bear—in the food chain. Back matter includes a glossary, thin bibliography, and suggestions for further reading.

Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
 

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