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On Ice: Exploring the Arctic with a Polar Bear Cub (#5)


Pina Publishing
April 22, 2021
Juvenile Fiction

Book Details

Don't let the page count of this safe, gentle, beginning chapter book discourage you. Large amounts of white-space, SEL lessons highlighted in red, short chapters, adorable color illustrations, and creative fonts make the Lindie Lou Adventure Series non-threatening and a tool that helps build stamina for all.This story has proven to be a classroom favorite as a read aloud, with small groups, or for large group instruction. This could be the first chapter book read by high-low readers, young fluent readers, or ELL students. The Comic Sans font (14 pt.) makes this the perfect choice for dyslexic, autistic, sight impaired, or other special needs students. The Lindie Lou Adventure Series is purposefully written for both boys and girls to enjoy. SUMMARY: Lindie Lou is about to embark on her biggest adventure yet! She joins Bryan who is heading to the Arctic with a team of scientists to study the northern lights and solar winds. The team visits an island in Svalbard, Norway, during the coldest, darkest time of the year. Lindie Lou's trip reunites her with familiar faces and introduces her to new friends. While exploring with Nanook, a polar bear cub, Lindie Lou travels over the snow-covered tundra, while under the beautiful polar night skies. One of her favorite places to visit is a stunning ice cave. While there, strong arctic winds cause trouble for Lindie Lou. Can her new friends help her in time?
There is an illustrated character page at the beginning of each book. Educational back matter includes the Lindie Lou Song, a Quick Quiz, Fun Facts, a Calendar of Events, and websites which easily allow educators and readers the opportunity to explore more.Teacher created downloadable educational materials are available for all the books in the series at lindielou.com.

Author Description

Jeanne Bender's journey with Lindie Lou began in 2004 when she adopted "La Petite Lindie Lou Peekaboo" from Joe and Sherry, who live near St. Louis. Throughout Lindie Lou's life, she traveled with Jeanne all over the world.Bender wrote the Lindie Lou Song and then spent three years writing her first book, Flying High which was published in 2016 by Pina Publishing, Seattle. Jeanne's second and third books in the series, Up in Space and Harvest Time were published in 2016 and 2017. Flying High (2nd edition) was published in 2018. Big City Magic, published in 2019 is the fourth book in the series.Jeanne and Lindie Lou have visited and presented her books to schools and libraries across the United States and Mexico.Jeanne's generous spirit compels her to support literacy efforts including Love on a Leash; Reading is Fundamental-Southern California; Literacy Trust; Mission of Hope Homeless Shelter; Wolfner Braille Library; Words Alive; Kenya Works, Africa; Marsh Children's Home, Acapulco, Mexico; Unprison Project sponsored by the Children's Book Council; and hurricane relief projects in Florida and Texas.Bender lives in Seattle in the summer and San Diego in the winter but considers the world her home.

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