OUR NEW SITE IS
Ukkusiksalik National Park, Nunavut, Canada.....Wager Bay 65.5 degrees north latitude, 87 degrees west longitude
Welcome to my world of exploring, writing, and illustrating Great Polar Bear.
Here I am in the High Arctic, in summer, thrilled with my new friend, one thirty foot kelp frond.
I love to write in my "take and show" voice, to bring my reader into every landscape, scene, and adventure, as I write "the movie in my head," visualizing every detail.
Great Polar Bear, is the first book I was asked to illustrate, and as I illustrated this Arctic biome book, in my studio, the scenes in my mind became sketches, became illustrations. It was exciting to watch creamy rough sheets of heavy watercolour paper become a palette of vibrant gouache colours, created just for this book......then to cut and tear shapes from those sheets of colour and arrange and glue them to create a world of ice and snow, for my hero....Great Polar Bear.
CREATING THE BOOK
The Research Photo...
© Carolyn Lesser
Polar Bear on Ice Floe summer 1995 Wager Bay, Nunavut, Canada 65.5' N latitude
The original cut paper cover.....
The New Chinese Translation of Great Polar Bear
Arriving in Mainland China May 2021...