The Resource The Polar Bear Explorers' Club, Alex Bell

The Polar Bear Explorers' Club, Alex Bell

Label
The Polar Bear Explorers' Club
Title
The Polar Bear Explorers' Club
Statement of responsibility
Alex Bell
Title variation
Polar Bear Explorers Club
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Character
Review
Twelve-year-old Stella faces several challenges: her white skin and hair set her apart from the black, brown, and pink people who populate her community, and the Polar Bear Explorer’s Club, which she desperately wants to join, does not allow female members. Stella’s adoptive father, Felix, found her abandoned as an infant, and, aside from puzzling scenes in the nightmares she suffers, Stella has no memories of her birth family. When Felix, a renowned explorer, flouts the rules and takes Stella on a joint expedition with the Polar Bear and Ocean Squid Explorers’ Clubs to venture to the coldest part of the Icelands, her adventure begins. After she and three other Junior Explorers are separated from the group, they navigate harrowing encounters—including one with “frosties,” small fairy-like creatures capable of causing killer frostbite—and the even more vexing process of learning to work together. Bell (Frozen Charlotte) meticulously crafts her world, and detailed illustrations perfectly complement the tale. 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. Ages 8–12. (Nov.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 11/19/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 47, p)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10738770
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bell, Alex
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 3-7
  • 1000L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.B388875
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 6
Reading level
6.6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Polar Bear Explorers' Club
Series volume
1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Explorers
  • Clubs
  • Sex role
  • Foundlings
  • Adoption
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The Polar Bear Explorers' Club, Alex Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781534406469
Lccn
2017031123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Polar Bear Explorers' Club, Alex Bell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
300 pages
Isbn
9781534406469
Lccn
2017031123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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