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Joseph can hardly believe what he has been asked to do. His Aunt Kate, a wildlife biologist, is waiting for him at a research station and needs his help taking care of an orphaned polar bear cub only a few months old. He will leave his friends and family and venture to the farthest northern town in the United States. As the adventure unfolds, Joseph and his newfound Eskimo...more
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Whale Tale Press
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Melissa
Cover:

While the cover (and the interior) has some cool illustrations, I wish they were a tad lighter. It would show more detail in the illustrations and make the cover pop a bit more.

About the Story:

This story looks very simple from far. A group of people try to find "a place" for Delta (a polar bear). Which in itself sounds like a good heartwarming story. However, this story pushes us into thinking about the process of how we have found, or are still looking for, "a place" for ourselves. Every...more
Robert Kent
This week’s book gives me an opportunity to discuss self publishing, a topic I’ve long wanted to address. It’s a tough old world for writers, Esteemed Reader. As I know many of you who read this blog are writers or publishing professionals, I’ll assume I’m preaching to the choir.

I don’t write “sour grapes” posts and I don’t mean to start now. The publishing industry is what it is. Much of what goes on there is out of writers' hands and I mean to keep this blog optimistic and focused on reading...more
Jennifer
This was an adorable little book. Joseph goes to Alaska to assist his Aunt Kate with caring for a polar bear cub that was found without a mom. While there he makes friends with an Eskimo girl, Ada, and has fun discovering Barrow, Alaska, and what it's like to live in one of the coldest places in the world. Joseph learns a little bit about polar bears as well as why all of the Alaskan wild life may be in danger due to global warming. Joseph and Ada also help in solving the mystery of why this pol...more
Nancy
Jun 23, 2010 Nancy added it
The story opens with Ben and Kate, the newest residents (with their mother) arriving in Georgia to their new home on the cusp of wilderness. Ben and Kate spend the first few chapters exploring their new world, understanding the boundaries between civilization and the wild, and forging new friendships with a local veterinarian and daughter.

The next scenes occur with Ben and Kate grown, Ben married and father to an 11 year old son who is just as curious and nature loving as his father. By this tim...more
Reading Vacation
A Place for Delta is a heart-warming story filled with mystery and adventure. There is just the right mix of history, character development, and action to keep you from putting it down.
The characters are fantastic! Joseph and Ada, although very different, form a wonderful friendship. I liked that the story included background about Aunt Kate as well. This helped to explain what was going on in the present. And don’t forget Delta! She reminded me of a baby because she was helpless and relied on...more
Teddy
Written for children between the ages 0f 9-14, A Place for Delta is the story of Joseph, an 11 year old boy who is asked by his aunt Kate Morse to come to Barrow, Alaska to help care for an orphaned polar bear cub, Delta. Off course, he jumps at the chance and with his parents permission, he spent the entire summer in a scientific research centre, really a shack, in the Arctic.

This story in not just a cute animal story for kids. It has several layers that has appeal for adults as well. It is a m...more
Aldafan
I really bought this because it was designed by my friend, Laurie Shock. It's for youth but it's very good, good story and a means to teach a lot of environmental issues without being boring. A small polar bear is rescued after her mother is killed and she is slowly raised and re-located to north Georgia.
Emma Jane
This is such a sweet story about a polar bear and a boy and I read it about ten times because it made my day every time I read it! :D
Mystee
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Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
I am still pondering this book. I think I will update my review after I have thought about it more.
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