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My New Book.....


       I love to write in my "take and show" way, to bring my reader into every landscape, scene, and adventure as I write "the movie in my head,"visualizing every detail.

     This is the first book I was asked to illustrate, and as I illustrated this Arctic biome book, 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.

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.                          




......published by Seagrass Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group,

is available for purchase now.

Purchase from an online retailer




The Research Photo...

Polar Bear on Ice Floe     summer 1995                    Wager Bay, Nunavut  Canada  lat. 65.5' N     

© Carolyn Lesser

The original cut paper cover.....

Select images © Carolyn Lesser

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