Seasons of the Bear: A Yosemite Story (Hardcover)
This lovely picture book opens on a mother bear and her newborn cubs in their cozy den as a blanket of snow settles over Yosemite National Park. Her newborn cubs grow quickly and soon three furry, hungry black bears set out to experience their world. Spring turns to summer, and the bears roam Tuolumne Meadows, munching tall grasses and keeping a safe distance from park visitors. But not all of the bears' time is spent searching for food: Mama bear must remain on alert for danger and rush her cubs to safety when a forest fire rages close by or another bear threatens them. In the fall, they will fatten up on acorns before returning to their den for the winter. Ginger Wadsworth and Daniel San Souci give readers the bear's eye view and a tour of the seasons in Yosemite's high country with these fascinating and mighty creatures.
Ginger Wadsworth is the award-winning author of more than twenty-five nonfiction children's books. She has frequently explored Yosemite National Park to pursue her passions for hiking, photography, bird watching, camping, and to research her books, including this one. She lives in Orinda, CA. Daniel San Souci was born in San Francisco and grew up across the bay in Berkeley, CA. In 1978 he started a career in book illustration. Daniel has published over eighty books and created many book covers which include wildlife and national park titles. He currently lives in Oakland, CA.