Polar Bear Arctic Home Melting: Tears for Nanertak Published by Outskirts Press

Author and artist Skip Hofstrand asks his young readers “What happens when your home disappears?” to teach them about global warming and the plight of the polar bears now losing their Arctic homes.

Saginaw, MN, November 03, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Professional water color artist and author Skip Hofstrand announced today the release of Tears for Nanertak, published by Outskirts Press. With its exquisite illustrations and poignant text, Hofstrand’s new juvenile fiction tells the tale of a polar bear mother and cub fleeing their melting homeland and directs his young readers’ attention on the sad effects of global warming.

It’s hard for most people to imagine their home vanishing, but for Nanertak, a young polar cub, the melting of the Arctic cap means she and her mother will have no place to live. Hofstrand’s brilliant illustrations and well honed text dramatically present the two bears’ sad exodus from their native land in search of another home.

Nanertak and her mother are forced to escape by iceberg, a dangerous trek and the beginning of their incredible journey of survival. Other Arctic creatures join them along the way and share the tears they shed on their trip, but at the end there is an unexpected hope revealed for their future.

There is also a solution presented to Hofstrand’s young readers for the problem of their disappearing homeland.

Remarkably, the artists’ watercolor illustrations were painted with water taken from the melting Greenland Ice Cap and collected by Will Steger, polar explorer and winner of National Geographic’s prestigious John Oliver LaGorce award for exploration, science, and public service.

More information on Hofstrand’s remarkable watercolor style is available at www.skiphofstrandartist.com. A percentage of the royalties from the sale of Tears for Nanerak will be donated to the Will Steger Foundation, which educates children about global warming.

Tears for Nanertak is available on-line in color hardback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.

Format: 8.5 x 11 color casebound ISBN: 978-1-4327-2081-2 SRP: $29.95
Genre: Juvenile fiction/animals/bears/art

About the author:

Skip Hofstrand has been a professional watercolor artist for twenty-six years. This is his first children’s picture book. Skip has served as medical director for all of explorer Will Steger’s polar expeditions.

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/tearsfornanertak.

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