This environmental picture book introduces young science and nature lovers to the wonders of glaciers, the wildlife that call them home, and how important they are to the health of our planet.
A glacier may look forbidding and empty, but it supports abundant life. Follow a glacier as it flows from mountain to ocean, providing a home for ice worms, birds, bears, and more. Where the glacier meets the sea, it creates a rich environment for marine life such as seals, otters, and whales.
As glaciers melt at a rapid rate due to climate change, their disappearance impacts not only the wildlife that calls them home, but also all life on earth. Glaciers are alive, and they need our protection!
Debbie S. Miller has a passion for writing about the wilderness and wildlife that surround her home in northern Alaska. Out her window she sees humpback whales spouting in the bay, and brown bears occasionally walk through her garden. She is the author of many nature books for adults and children, including the award-winning picture books The Great Serum Race; Survival at 40 Below; and Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights, all of which were illustrated by Jon Van Zyle. Debbie grew up in Marin and was a teacher at Marin Country Day School in the 70s.
Alaska is artist Jon Van Zyle's ( not appearing )inspiration. Having twice completed the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, he is now the official artist of the Iditarod and the recipient of a Governor's Arts and Humanities Award. In addition to producing paintings for exhibitions, prints, and posters, he illustrates children's books, including several by Debbie S. Miller. www.jonvanzyle-ak.com
Debbie S. Miller photo courtesy of the publisher