Baby Mountain SheepAuthor Aubrey Lang Photographs by Wayne Lynch ISBN 9781554550432 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date December 18, 2007 Size 178 x 203 mm
It is spring in the mountains of Alaska, and a female Dall's sheep is born on the high cliffs, sheltered from predators and the worst of the blowing snow. The lamb has a weak leg, but her heart is strong, and she scrambles over the cliffs after her mother and seeks out the company of other lambs that have also settled in the mountain meadow. Over the short summer months, the lamb will need experience in running up the cliffs when grizzlies and other predators make their way to the meadow. Only then will she be safe from harm as she continues to grow to adulthood in the cold months ahead.
"Aubrey Lang and Wayne Lynch have combined their talents to create an informative book on baby mountain sheep that would appeal to readers aged six through ten. . . Lang uses age appropriate vocabulary in this story making it accessible to young readers and larger read-aloud audiences.
— CM Magazine
"Written with a storylike tone and style, the simple yet informative details of the Dall sheep's life are presented in a warm voice sure to please youngsters. . . Overall, a fine presentation."
— School Library Journal
"The photographs taken by Wayne Lynch are superb. Full page spreads are supplemented with smaller pictures balancing the text on the opposite page creating a visually pleasing arrangement."
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has been a freelance writer and photographer for more than fifteen years.
A science writer and wildlife photographer for the past twenty-five years, Wayne Lynch has seen his work published in more than two dozen countries. Together they've produced nearly forty titles for children and adults, and countless articles in well-known nature magazines, including Ranger Rick, Owl, Wild, National Wildlife and Canadian Geographic.
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