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Polar Bear Night

Polar Bear Night

by Lauren Thompson Illustrated by Stephen Savage, Stephen Savage

One keen, clear night, a polar bear cub wakes inside her warm den. Something in the moonlit stillness quietly beckons. What is it?The little cub sets out for the snow and sky and sea and ice, and the moon follows.So begins a magical journey through a starlit world filled with love and wonder. Soothing words and luminous pictures make this nighttime tale as comforting as a goodnight kiss.

Spare, lyrical text introduces the beauty of the Arctic and its inhabitants to very young children. This cozy bedtime story manages to combine the excitement of exploration and independence with the joy of family and belonging.

3, 6, 4, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grade PreK
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages
Bedtime Stories

About the Author and Illustrators

Lauren Thompson Lauren Thompson is the author of several New York Times bestselling children's books, including the much-beloved Little Quack series and the award-winning picture book Polar Bear Night.
Stephen Savage Stephen Savage is the author and illustrator of many award-winning and bestselling picture books, including Where's Walrus? and Polar Bear Night. Stephen lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and their daughter.
Stephen Savage Stephen Savage worked in the Brighton Sealife Centre for 13 years as an aquarist and later as the Education Development Officer, and is an author of dozens of children's books.

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