The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

The Polar Bear Explorers Club It sounded like a respectable and worthy enough death for an explorer tumbling from an ice bridge to be impaled upon a mammoth tusk but Stella really really didn t want that to happen just the same

  • Title: The Polar Bear Explorers' Club
  • Author: Alex Bell
  • ISBN: 9780571332557
  • Page: 485
  • Format: ebook
  • It sounded like a respectable and worthy enough death for an explorer tumbling from an ice bridge to be impaled upon a mammoth tusk but Stella really, really didn t want that to happen, just the same.Join Stella Starflake Pearl and her three fellow explorers as they trek across the snowy Icelands and come face to face with frost fairies, snow queens, outlaw hideouts, uIt sounded like a respectable and worthy enough death for an explorer tumbling from an ice bridge to be impaled upon a mammoth tusk but Stella really, really didn t want that to happen, just the same.Join Stella Starflake Pearl and her three fellow explorers as they trek across the snowy Icelands and come face to face with frost fairies, snow queens, outlaw hideouts, unicorns, pygmy dinosaurs and carnivorous cabbages .When Stella and three other junior explorers get separated from their expedition can they cross the frozen wilderness and live to tell the tale
    polar bear Description, Habitat, Facts Britannica Apr , Polar bear, Ursus maritimus , also called white bear, sea bear, or ice bear, great white northern bear family Ursidae found throughout the Arctic region The polar bear travels long distances over vast desolate expanses, generally on drifting oceanic ice floes, searching for seals, its primary prey. Polar Bear National Geographic Sep , Polar bears roam the Arctic ice sheets and swim in that region s coastal waters They are very strong swimmers, and their large front paws, which they use to paddle, are slightly webbed. Polar Bear Species WWF A polar bear might catch only one or two out of ten seals it hunts, depending on the time of year and other variables Their diet mainly consists of ringed and bearded seals because they need large amounts of fat to survive Scientists have divided the total polar bear population into units or subpopulations. Polar Bear National Wildlife Federation Polar bears are the largest carnivorous land mammals on Earth They are about seven to eight feet long, measured from the nose to the tip of their very short tail Male polar bears are much larger than the females A large male can weigh than , pounds, while a large female is about half that size up to Polar Bear Defenders of Wildlife Polar bears are strong swimmers, and individuals have been seen in open Arctic waters as far as miles from land, although swimming long distances is not preferred since it requires so much energy for adults and can be fatal to younger bears. The Polar Bear Desmond, Jenni A gorgeously illustrated nonfiction book about the polar bear, this is a factually accurate as well as a poetic exploration of polar bear bodies, habits, and habitats Working in a painterly, expressive way, Jenni Desmond creates landscapes and creatures that are marked by atmosphere and emotion, telling a story about bears that engages the reader s interest in amazing facts as well as their deep sense of Polar Bear Facts Information Polar Bears International Polar bears are listed under a variety of classifications depending on international, national, and regional regulations Internationally, they are listed as a vulnerable species by the IUCN In Russia, polar bears are classified as a Red Data Book species, a listing that includes animals considered rare or endangered. Animal Facts The Polar Bear Kidzone The polar bear or the sea ice bear are the world s largest land predators They can be found in the Artic, the U.S Alaska , Canada, Russia, Denmark Greenland , and Norway Each of these countries either banned hunting or established rules for how many polar bears could be hunted within its Top facts about polar bears WWF Kodiak Bear

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    1. Alex Bell was born in 1986 She always wanted to be a writer but had several different back up plans to ensure she didn t end up in the poor house first For some years these ranged from dolphin trainer to animal shelter vet but then, at fifteen, she had an epiphany involving John and Robert Kennedy and decided to become a lawyer instead.To that end she eagerly started a Law Degree only to find it so boring that she was at a very real risk of going completely insane To mitigate this she started writing again The second book got her an agent with Carolyn Whitaker of London Independent Books but, unfortunately, not a publisher The third book, written during her first summer holidays off from university, found a home with Gollancz The Ninth Circle came out in April 2008 with possibly the most beautiful cover ever created matched only by her second book, Jasmyn.Not one to learn from past experience, Alex started the Legal Practice Course in London There she met some great people and had a lot of fun messing about during lessons that were clearly meant to be extremely solemn affairs Thankfully, she dropped out just before the point where all students must submit to the personality removing process that is a compulsory part of being an esteemed member of the legal profession.Now she happily dwells in an entirely make believe world of blood, death, madness, murder and mayhem The doctors have advised that it is best not to disturb her, for she appears to be happy there.The only other thing to add is that Alex Bell is an immensely immensely talented young writer, blah, blah, blah The books are great, blah, blah Everyone should totally go out and buy them and stuff.


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    1. This was such a great children s book If you ve got kids, then I highly recommend this If you re into cute children s stories then I highly recommend this Obviously my rating is taking into consideration that this is a children s book, I m knocking a star for predictability, however there was a plot twist I wasn t expecting The writing was simplistic, however I liked the introduction of sophisticated words at times, and the illustrations really added something special.This was an adorable story [...]

    2. Stella was found as a baby in the Icelands, a territory that is almost wholly unexplored Now her adoptive father, Felix, a polar explorer, is returning to further explore the Icelands and Stella has been granted permission to accompany him a high honour for a girl Will she finally find answers to her true identity It took me a little while to get into this story, but once the expedition began I really warmed to it It is non stop action and adventure and is simply teeming with imagination The mai [...]

    3. I read this yesterday, while the snow was tumbling down outside and the freezing wind was howling It was so perfect to sit, quietly and comfortably, and read about polar bears, frost fairies, yetis and mysterious expeditions while looking at the snow A match made in heaven.This book is a classic middlegrade novel filled with adventure, action and courageous characters It s about finding out who you are, accepting others individuality, and coming to terms with your past And of course about advent [...]

    4. I loved this little adventure The description were outstanding and i also really liked the illustrations Tbh living in such a wonderful world, full of polar bears, miniature penguin igloos, tiny dinosaurs, zebra unicorns and wolf whisperer would just totally be my thing Also the end screams for sequel and i wouldn t mind to join another exciting expedition

    5. Savaged by a cabbage Set in an unspecified time and world this is a brilliant book It builds a world long gone where we didn t know what s was out there It combines this age of exploration story with a brilliant fantasy background and a well thought out magic system After all who can read about Pygmy diplodocus without wanting one Stella has always been different, encouraged by her adopted father to always be herself and be outgoing all she wants to do is be an explorer The rules forbid women bu [...]

    6. I have loved Alex Bell s adult and YA books Seriously, if you haven t checked out The Ninth Circle and Jasmyn please give them a go They re amazing and so underrated, in my opinion I was super excited to pick up The Polar Bear Explorers Club It s such an exciting story that I believe will pull children in and keep them engaged throughout the story.Its plot is fast paced and so easy to read The reader follows a group of young explorers on a quest to find the coldest part of the Icelands as they a [...]

    7. This was so much fun to read The Polar Bear Explorers Club follows Stella Starflake Pearl, aspiring explorer, as she and three other junior explorers head off on an adventure across the Icelands This middle grade novel boasts a whole myriad of magical curiosities this is by no means an exhaustive list, but it contains unicorns, miniature penguins, yetis, fairies and cabbages just take my word for that last one It s also a tale that really promotes equality You can be whatever you want to be, is [...]

    8. When you ve worked with a publicist for a while, and they ask you to be part of a new book release which ends up being a worldwide hit, you don t turn the offer down, so when you re asked again for a surprise middle grade book you don t hesitate in saying yes.Stella Starflake Pearl is adopted, she lives with her Dad Felix, and their multitude of pygmy dinosaurs, unicorns, and a polar bear Stella wants to be an explorer, a navigator to be exact, but the Polar Bear Explorer s Club forbids women fr [...]

    9. Excellent comic adventure fairy tale with a thing for moustachesIt s a man s world for orphan Stella, found in the Arctic by an explorer and adopted, brought up to look on the globe as somewhere exciting to discover but girls are NOT expected or encouraged to this kind of career Persuasion and determination and Stella finds herself, alongside several other boys, on her first expedition to the cold lands in which she was found.I won t describe deeply what happens next, but alongside a few obvious [...]

    10. A frosty tale of exploration part fantasy, part fairy tale as Stella and three comrades make their way across the Icelands Stella, who was orphaned and taken in by the wonderful Felix, finds out about her true identity, and friendship is very much at the fore here There were lots of moments that reminded me of Katherine Rundell s writing Felix, for one, is very similar to Charles of Rooftoppers, not to mention Stella s predicament bearing similarities to Sophie and obviously the exploring theme [...]

    11. This book was a hilarious romp through a magical world that was full of imagination.Our main character, Stella, was delightfully sassy, brave and determined AKA, every thing I love in a heroine.I really, really enjoyed the magical elements they were funny, original, and I ll never look at a cabbage the same way again.I LOVED the world that this was set in it was quirky and fabulous, and I want a pet dinosaur baby polar bear.I want to be a member of the Polar Bear Explorers Club.This book in one [...]

    12. Une histoire palpitante au cours des contr s glac es, en compagnie de licornes, de f es et de princesses de glaces Avec de jeunes h ros tr s attachants et accro aux drag s multicolores Un univers un peu loufoque et tr s attachant, qui m a donn envie de rentrer boire un chocolat bien chaud en d vorant les derni res pages Des aventures qui vont captiver les jeunes et les moins jeunes, et nous faire sourire avec nostalgie

    13. I was excited to read this book What do you want in the run up to Christmas other than a good, snowy adventure story But this was such a disappointment Alex Bell uses a very tired formula of girls can t do x, so my character will , which may have worked 15 years ago, but most certainly will not now It is still a good adventure story when it gets down to it, but I couldn t get past this lazy trope Having some bad ass female explorers would ve made a much better plot, it just felt like Bell was pu [...]

    14. Zebra Einh rner, Zwergdinosaurier und hei hungrige Kohlk pfe Stellas Welt ist voll von diesen Wesen Hinter jeder Ecke lauert eine neue kreative und meist zuckers e berraschung, so dass es sich ein bisschen wie ein Spaziergang durch Oz anf hlt Doch f r Stella ist das ziemlich normal, denn sie lebt in dieser Welt und m chte mit ihrem Adoptivvater Felix noch viel mehr von ihr erforschen im Fall dieses Abenteuers den k ltesten Punkt der Icelands Auf geschicktes Worldbuilding wird weitestgehend verzi [...]

    15. This was a fabulous read I fell in love with it on p9 with the description of polar pets want and it only got better from there

    16. The Polar Bear Explorer s Club is an exciting and engaging story that young readers will love The plot is fast paced, following a team of four young explorers on a quest to find the coldest part of the Icelands after they are separated from their parents The book is very easy to read and keeps a light tone throughout, writing to its target audience and containing nothing objectional beyond a sense of mild peril The book also concludes well, wrapping up the entire adventure while ending on a dram [...]

    17. Trouv e dans la neige quand elle tait toute petite, Stella a t adopt e par Felix, un explorateur du Club de l Ours Polaire qu elle r ve d accompagner dans sa prochaine exp dition au coeur des Mondes Gel s Oui mais voil tout le monde sait bien que les filles ne peuvent pas devenir exploratrices D ailleurs, sa tante Agatha pr f rerait l envoyer dans un pensionnat pour que la fillette de douze ans y apprenne la broderie et les bonnes mani resC est la superbe couverture de ce roman jeunesse qui a at [...]

    18. The Polar Bear Explorers Club The Polar Bear Explorers Club 1 By Alex Bell4.SynopsisIt sounded like a respectable and worthy enough death for an explorer tumbling from an ice bridge to be impaled upon a mammoth tusk but Stella really, really didn t want that to happen, just the same.Join Stella Starflake Pearl and her three fellow explorers as they trek across the snowy Icelands and come face to face with frost fairies, snow queens, outlaw hideouts, unicorns, pygmy dinosaurs and carnivorous cabb [...]

    19. CharactersThere are four main characters Stella I loved Stella I loved that she looked different, I loved how secure she was with her family, I loved her imagination and her way of looking at life with wonder I loved her kindness to the animals, although I felt that they could ve meant to her, been made of a deeper part of the story and her world I loved how she stood up for Beanie, how she took the time to understand him, how she stood by him.Shay Shay was my favourite I hope we get to see o [...]

    20. Stella Starflake Pearl knows deep down that she s an explorer she s got a middle name and all explorers have middle names Defying the rules that no girls are allowed to explore, Stella tags along with her father on the latest Polar Bear Club expedition When trouble out on the ice strikes, Stella is joined by Shay, a wolf whisperer, Ethan, a magician, and Beanie, a medic in training on an unforgettable adventure that will see them face off against some scary foes and put their differences aside t [...]

    21. Oh, this book was a sheer and utter delight to read Right from the outset when we first met Stella, her adopted father, Felix and her interesting menagerie of household animals a polar bear, a unicorn, pygmy dinosaurs I knew I was in for a fantastical and wonderful story And I was Stella is desperate to be a part of the Polar Bear Explorer s Club but they don t allow girls or women to join outrageous Felix convinces the club to Stella join on his latest trip and so begins a magical adventure The [...]

    22. Stella Starflake Pearl was rescued as a young child from the Icelands, an unexplored land and adopted by her rescuer Felix This pale white girl lives in a beautiful mansion with a polar bear, unicorns, pygmy dinosaurs and mean Aunt Agatha who wants to send Stella off to boarding school Her one desire is to be an explorer, a navigator and sail away with her father on his next expedition.The fast paced adventure includes an ingenious escape from a collapsing ice bridge, navigating subterranean cav [...]

    23. Alex s first foray into the middle grade genre is, in my eyes, is an example of MG at its very finest It tells the tale of Stella Starflake Pearl, who longs to be an explorer, as she sets off with her adopted father Felix on her first expedition and ends up separated from the main group along with the three other children of the voyage I absolutely adored the group dynamics, and each character Beanie was particularly delightful he is quite possibly one of my new favourites of all time but I also [...]

    24. I picked this book up as a travel read on a long journey, and was enchanted from start to finish It s a fairytale fantasy tale of adventure and magic with what to me feels like influences of early 20th century polar exploration particularly in the moustache department As well as an easy to follow but twisty turney plot and a magical influences, what I particularly enjoyed was the background setting of the Explorers Clubs I very much hope this will become one of a series the ending did seem to he [...]

    25. A fairyologist for a guardian and a half elf as a best friend The only thing a 12 yr old girl can t do is go on the expedition as it is men only However, strings are pulled and joining a wolf whisperer and another clubs sullen boy she gets to go.However, the children get separated from the adults As explorers they must map the path they take and try to get back to the coast to catch their ship before it departs in 10 days time with giant yetis and unknown supernaturals out there can the 2 camps [...]

    26. With pigmy dinosaurs, unicorns and carnivorous cabbages you could say Alex Bell has really thrown everything at this adventure and then some Because who would have thought of the cabbages I mean the trolls and Yeti yes but would you have thought of cabbages The Polar Bear Explorers Club is fun because it has all the best things you love from fantasy adventure stories It s magical, there is danger, unexpected turns and surprises.I had a smile on my face with each new chapter and definitely don t [...]

    27. The wonderful front cover and promise of unique characters drew me in and, overall, I did enjoy much of the book There are some delightful little details in here, like the carnivorous cabbages and miniature dinosaurs and there is plenty to reward the reader My only gripes were that I did not feel the protagonist was as fleshed out and developed as she might have been, and found that the magician took centre stage instead great for a secondary character to be memorable, but he did overshadow Stel [...]

    28. The story follows a girl called Stella Starflake Pearl who has a pet polar bear Her dad is an explorer of the Icelands and she wants to be one too But there s one catch girls are not allowed to be explorers After much convincing, Stella is given the opportunity to prove herself by going on an expedition and, if successful, she will be given a place in the Polar Bear Explorers Club In The Polar Bear Explorers Club, the reader is thrown into an icy world of pure brilliance and never ending magic a [...]

    29. I found this fascinating At the start I was drawn in by the wonderfully quirky twists on things Pygmy dinosaurs, unicorns instead of horses and wolf whisperers Then I feel in love with the characters, Beanie with his love of facts and order and taking everything at face value Stella who is fearless and passionate, compassionate and extremely loyal And then her guardian Felix who is wonderful and perfect and ridiculous with boundless energy, spirit and stands up for what is right, not just what h [...]

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