"Captain Polo is the story about us and our future on Earth, presented in a knowledge-based and adventurous way, which can spark much needed conversations and action to save, not the polar bears, but Humanity."
Prof. Johan Rockström
Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

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The Adventures of Captain Polo: The Climate Change Comic

A hungry polar bear is pitched into the stormy seas from a melting ice floe that has drifted far from his native Arctic. Lost and frightened, the bear begins an epic journey of adventure and discovery around the world...

Book 1 in the Adventures of Captain Polo series tells the story of how Captain Polo, ‘the climate change bear’, begins his journey. Wherever he goes, the human and non-human characters he meets all have a story to tell about how their environment is changing, and how it affects them.

5 stars

“The author tackles a relevant subject in an interesting way and gives young readers good information about how climate change is affecting everyone all around the world. It is a good story to spread awareness of climate change and I am sure, like me, that young readers will be waiting for the next book in the series.” – Readers Favorite

5 stars

"I've been working on climate change issues since about 2003. The topic is challenging, confusing, and often upsetting. Yet we need to raise kids today who understand the challenges they will live with for the rest of their lives -- both as a set of chronic, developing problems and a shifting, critical set of solutions. Alan Hesse has written a book I have shared with my son and other children about climate change from a positive, useful, and productive (and fun!) approach. I hope you will buy the book to help arm the next generation with hope instead of despair." - Amazon customer

The climate crisis is nothing short of what legendary naturalist Sir David Attenborough calls “a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years.”

Book 1 of this series introduces readers as young as 8 years old to this daunting subject in a way they can understand and engage with. Rather than focusing on calamity, The Adventures of Captain Polo offer messages of hope and action. The fast-paced graphic narrative combines seamlessly with carefully researched facts for a truly entertaining learning experience.

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