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Snow School    by Sandra Markle & Alan Marks order for
Snow School
by Sandra Markle
Order:  USA  Can
Charlesbridge, 2013 (2013)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

You'll meet two snow leopard cubs in this picture book and follow their young lives in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Pakistan. It is not easy living in the harsh, cold conditions where finding food and avoiding various types of danger are always a concern.

When the cubs are very young their mother must protect them from predators like large Golden eagles that will swoop down and snag the babies in ther talons. Later on when they are older, the cubs also learn not to fight over a fresh kill with a pack of wolves who greatly outnumber them.

'Staying safe is more important than having a full stomach.'

Of course eventually the cubs will have to learn to hunt and find food for themselves. Their mother won't always be there to supply them with the necessities.

A Junior Library Guild Selection, Snow School not only features an informative text but the stunning watercolor illustrations by Alan Marks are also outstanding. You'll also find a short list of further resources listed at the back of the book if you'd like to learn more about these endangered animals.

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