Jeannie Brett studied at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She has illustrated many books including L Is for Lobster: A Maine Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Press, 2001), M Is for Mayflower: A Massachusetts Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Press, 2002), and My Cat, Coon Cat (Islandport Press, 2011). She both wrote and illustrated Little Maine (Sleeping Bear Press, 2010). She lives in York Harbor, Maine with her husband.
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Eight bear species live on earth today: the polar bear, brown bear, North American black bear, spectacled bear, Asiatic black bear, sloth bear, sun bear, and giant panda. From the Arctic ice cap to South American cloud forests to the Tibetan plateau, the habitats of these bear species are as diverse as their traits and behaviors.
And yet wild bears have much in common, too. Often misunderstood or exploited, bears are curious creatures with unique qualities that make
them an important part of the world’s biodiversity.
This comprehensive look at the world’s eight bear species focuses first on common physical traits and behaviors before profiling each bear. Discover the habits and habitats of the polar bear, brown bear, American black bear, spectacled bear, Asiatic black bear, sloth bear, sun bear, and giant panda and marvel at the adaptations each has developed to survive in a challenging world.