Narwhal: The Arctic Unicorn

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As “ice crystals dance in the cold air, shimmering over a frozen sea,” mysterious Arctic creatures make their way to the water’s surface, using their tusks to break the barrier that lies between them and the air they breathe. Soon, the end of the long winter draws near, and the narwhals prepare for the treacherous journey north. They mass and let the oldest and most traveled lead the way. They venture through a labyrinth of narrow pathways, spanning miles. After months of navigation, at last, they reach their resting place. It’s teeming with life; the suns shines down on them and their newborn calves, welcoming them with its vibrant rays.

Young animal lovers will be drawn to this outstanding picture book. It’s laced with information about narwhals and their intrinsic migratory behaviors. Children will discover a plethora of facts about these amazing animals: from the length of their horns to the size of their pods. They’ll learn how these resourceful mammals use echolocation to explore the dark waters they encounter as well as how they protect themselves from fierce predators.

The illustrations in Narwhal: The Arctic Unicorn look remarkably real. They’re brushed with beautiful, dark hues and gorgeous sunset shades. They’re a perfect complement to the text.

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Author Jennifer Padgett
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Candlewick Press
Publish Date 23-Aug-2022
ISBN 9781536225129 Buy this Book
Issue November 2022
Category Children's