What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week,
Plus What I Did Last Week,
Featuring A. N. Kang and Lindsay Moore

h1 February 1st, 2019 by jules

“I will teach the sea’s rhythm to my cubs and whisper to them in the dark.
Polar bears are patient beasts, as patient as glaciers.”
— From Lindsay Moore’s
Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival
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“Squirrel gathers acorn seeds, sturdy little oak nut seeds.
Anticipating future needs, she gathers acorn seeds.”
— From Beth Ferry’s
Squirrel’s Family Tree, illustrated by A. N. Kang
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Over at Kirkus today, I’ve got two new picture books about women breaking the rules.

That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about Lindsay Moore’s Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival (Greenwillow, January 2019), as well as Beth Ferry’s Squirrel’s Family Tree (Orchard/Scholastic, January 2019), illustrated by A. N. Kang. I’m following up today with art from each book.



From Sea Bear:


“… to be patient when hunting, to be patient with weather,
to be patient in darkness.”
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“In spring the sun rises and the ice breaks open. I stalk seals out on the floes, walking, leaping, slipping in and out of deep water, adding seal after seal to my stomach,
and resting. A polar bear knows how to take a good nap.”
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“… and glide over a whale whose ancient songs
bubble up from darkness in creaks and groans.”
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From Squirrel’s Family Tree:


“But many seeds she can’t locate. Her tummy will just have to wait.
And those seeds might just germinate if found a bit too late.”
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“Snowflakes melt and springtime sun shines down warmth on everyone,
and something magic has begun as winter’s reign is done.”
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“Squirrel wants to make a nest, a comfy, oak-leaf, twig-tight nest.
Moss and grass make it the best and softest place to rest.”
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SEA BEAR: A JOURNEY FOR SURVIVAL. Copyright © 2019 by Lindsay Moore. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, New York.

SQUIRREL’S FAMILY TREE. Text copyright © 2019 by Beth Ferry. Illustrations © 2019 by A. N. Kang and reproduced by permission of the publisher, Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., New York.

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