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The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

Stella Starflake Pearl just wants to be part of the Polar Bear Explorers Club. But Stella's a girl, and everyone knows that girls aren't allowed to be explorers. Stella's ready to prove everyone wrong --

Available for pre-order internationally. Ships upon its international release date of 12 Nov 2019.

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ISBN 9781534406476
Barcode 9781534406476
Release Date 12 November 2019 by Simon & Schuster Books for You
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Reprint ed.
Alternate Format(s) View All (3 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Bell, Alex
Illustrated by Tomic, Tomislav
Series Polar Bear Explorers' Club (part: 1)
Availability Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 12 Nov 2019

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ISBN-13 9781534406476
ISBN-10 1534406476
Stock Release date is 12 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 12 Nov 2019
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for You
Imprint Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date 12 November 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Reprint ed.
Edition Reprint ed.
Author(s) By Bell, Alex
Illustrated by Tomic, Tomislav
Series Polar Bear Explorers' Club (part: 1)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Animal Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 194mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Sex role, Identity, Identity (Psychology), Explorers, Adventure and adventurers
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

A precocious young girl is determined to prove herself as an explorer in the first novel in the whimsical Polar Bear Explorers' Club series. Stella Starflake Pearl knows, without a doubt, that she was born to be an adventurer. It's too bad girls are forbidden from becoming explorers. But Stella's father has never been one to play by the rules. Leaving behind her pet polar bear, Gruff, and beloved unicorn, Magic, Stella and Felix set off on an expedition to the snowy Icelands. There, Stella plans to prove herself as a junior explorer, worthy of membership in the Polar Bear Explorers' Club. So when Stella and three other junior explorers are separated from the rest of their expedition, she has the perfect opportunity. Can they explore the frozen wilderness and live to tell the tale? The first in Alex Bell's imaginative new series, The Polar Bear Explorers' Club is a fun and daring adventure filled with magic, outlaws, and fantastic faraway lands.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review [A] perilous and exciting adventure... Themes of perseverance, responsible use of magic, acceptance, and kindness are successfully and naturally interwoven.--School Library Connection Celebrating kindness and belief in oneself, this satisfying series starter sheds light on Stella's past just in time to look forward to a second expedition.--Publishers Weekly [The Polar Bear Explorers' Club] is full of magic and adventure, and its empowering message will resonate with anyone who has been barred from following their dreams.--Booklist

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Author's Bio

Alex Bell has 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. After training as a lawyer, she now works at the Citizens Advice Bureau, a legal advice firm in the UK. Most of her spare time consists of catering to the whims of her Siamese cat. Tomislav Tomic graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia. He started publishing his illustrations during his college days, and since then has illustrated a great number of books, picture books, school books, and many covers for children's books. He lives and works in Zapresic, Croatia.

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