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Keep Up, Katmai

Keep Up, Katmai

by Pili Palm-Leis, Photographer Barrett Hedges

ISBN 9781443163767 Hardcover
32 Pages | Ages 3 to 8
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Katmai — the smallest bear in a family of four cubs — is having a very big day!

Follow along with Katmai as she learns to fish for salmon with her brothers and sister. This charming book is a beautiful introduction to magnificent wild bears, and a wonderful story celebrating the bond between a parent and their children.

This remarkable close-up view into an inquisitive grizzly cub’s day is illustrated with rare, stunning photographs shot by renowned wildlife photographer Barrett Hedges.

A fascinating interview with the author and photographer goes behind the lens to find out how this once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot came together, thanks to Barrett’s keen eye, deep knowledge and respect for the wildlife he photographs.

Sample spread


  • Commended, OLA Best Bets: Honourable Mention, 2019

Rights Sold

  • French (N. Amer) - Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

  • Exceptionally high-quality photography.
  • Up-close insight into animals in their natural, and often threatened, environments.
  • An engaging story that relates to children’s own experiences of the world and fosters empathy for other species — a primary strategy for conservation.
  • Bonus non-fiction material gives an insider's view of this incredibly rare photo shoot.


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