Baby Polar (Paperback)

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By Yannick Murphy, Kristen Balouch (Illustrator)
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Baby Polar loves cuddling up with Mama Polar—until the snow starts to fall. Then he wants to play! He loves catching the tasty flakes on his tongue and zigzagging across the ice. When the winds begin to gust and the snow becomes a blizzard, Baby Polar knows it's time to go back to his mother. But now the whole world is covered in white. Where could Mama Polar be? This tender, lyrical story with vibrant collage illustrations perfectly captures the excitement and wonder of a young child's first independent adventure.


About the Author

Yannick Murphy has received a Whiting Writer's Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a MacDowell Artists' Colony Fellowship, a Sewanee Writers' Conference fellowship, and a Chesterfield Writing Program Fellowship. Her first children's book was Ahwoooooooo! (Clarion, spring 2006) and she is also the author of the highly-praised adult novels Here They Come (McSweeney's), The Sea of Trees (Houghton), and Signed, Mata Hari (Little, Brown). She lives in Reading, Vermont, with her husband and three children. You can read more about her at

Kristen Balouch is an award-winning author and illustrator of The Mystery Bottle, The King and the Three Thieves, Ghost Catcher: A Bengali Tale, and Listen to the Storyteller: A Trio of Musical Tales from Around the World. She was a Publishers Weekly Flying Start, has received the Erza Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, and her books have been selected as a Golden Kite Illustration Honor Book, a CCBC Best Book of the Year, a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, and a Charlotte Zolotow Commended Book. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York, and is on the web at

Praise For…

"This winning tale of mother and child is sweetly circular. The simple text is replete with warmth, humor and gentle suspense; every Baby Polar or child will find something to appreciate here."--Kirkus Reviews
"Despite the Arctic chill, it's a cozy vision of family."--Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780544339194
ISBN-10: 0544339193
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: November 4th, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: English