Antarctica, at the bottom of the world, is an island of ice. Even in the summer, temperatures aren't much above freezing. Astonishingly, though, the peninsula is a place where life thrives. Penguins raise their young while warding off scavenging birds, whales feed among the ice floes, seals talk underwater in songlike trills, and ice cliffs are painted with the reds and greens of tiny plants. Bruce McMillan, known for his lively and informative nature books, traveled to the Antarctic Peninsula to capture that surprisingly vigorous environment on film. In stunning color photographs and language suited to young naturalists, he brings us his unique view of survival in a land like no other - a land of summer ice.
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Bruce McMillan has written and illustrated more children’s books set in Iceland than any other United States author. Going Fishing is his sixth to be set there, and his forty-third overall. He often summers in Iceland, though he lives in Shapleigh, Maine. Bruce holds a B.S. in biology from the University of Maine and has received numerous awards and honors for his children’s books.From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-6?McMillan's fascinating offering documents the majestic beauty of the Antarctic and its variety of life forms. He includes informative sections on land plants, seals, whales, and penguins. The material on penguins is a special delight, discussing the order Sphenisciformes in general as well as individual species such as the chinstrap and Adelie. Even more interesting, however, are the facts given on such creatures as the krill, a tiny, shrimplike animal that is a vital part of the area's food chain. As is usual in McMillan's books, the full-color photography is brilliant in its beauty and attention to detail. However, the text is lively and knowledgeable, and could stand alone and still catch readers' interest. Few available titles on the topic for this age group provide such interesting glimpses of the region's wildlife. A wonderful find for report writers and browsers alike.?Melissa Hudak, North Suburban District Library, Roscoe, IL
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