Poles Apart (Hardcover)

Poles Apart Cover Image
By Jeanne Willis, Jarvis (Illustrator)
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Description


"Succeeds on multiple levels. Younger listeners will appreciate the quest-for-home adventure format, while older kids and adults will be drawn to the sly humor infused into every page." — Booklist

Everybody knows that penguins live at the South Pole and polar bears live at the North Pole—but what would happen if, one day, a family of picnicking penguins accidentally got lost? When the hapless Pilchard-Brown family find themselves at the wrong pole, they need Mr. White, a friendly polar bear, to guide them all the way home.

About the Author


Jeanne Willis wrote her first book when she was five—a slim volume about cats written in pencil and stitched together so that it looked like a “real” book. After that, there was no turning back. She had her first picture book published at the age of twenty-one. She has since written more than three hundred books and has won several awards, which are arranged in the attic where she works. She lives in London.

Jarvis did lots of different jobs—including a bingo caller, a bouncy-castle painter, and an animation director—before creating his first children’s book. He’s always doodled characters and thinks that everything he’s done in the past has helped make him a better children’s book illustrator and writer . . . maybe not the bingo calling. He lives in northern England.

Praise For…


Featuring an array of bold hues, Jarvis’s (Fred Forgets) whimsical digital artwork shows the energetic penguins riding the rails of a Venetian gondola, waterskiing in Sydney, and bonding with their polar bear guide. Readers won’t learn much about anywhere the Pilchard-Browns visit, but the pleasures, quirks, and unexpected surprises of travel are evident.
—Publishers Weekly

A cheery introduction to a few major cultures across the globe, with both poles as anchors.
—Kirkus Reviews

Willis’ simple story succeeds on multiple levels. Younger listeners will appreciate the quest-for-home adventure format, while older kids and adults will be drawn to the sly humor infused into every page...This makes good choice for one-on-one sharing; allow plenty of time to peruse the art.
—Booklist Online

Comical, quirky dialogue makes for a splendid read-aloud, and the delightful, richly textured illustrations fizz with silly details, from a flailing gondolier in Venice to a dog in a red London telephone booth.
—Shelf Awareness

Jarvis’ art has charm in spades, and kids will love following the various facial expressions of the penguin family members…this is a spirit and exuberant tale of making friends and finding home.
—USA Today


Product Details
ISBN: 9780763689445
ISBN-10: 0763689440
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Publication Date: November 1st, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English
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