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The Good Bear (signed bookplate copy)

The Good Bear (signed bookplate copy)

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Sarah Lean and Fiona Woodcock

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2 signed bookplates included, one from the author, with an illustration of the bear and a bookplate from the illustrator too.

This is a beautifully written and captivating story about a girl that travels to Norway from England to stay with her father for Christmas. She had not seen her Dad for a very long time and was not at all happy. In Norway Thea meets the family her dad lives with, his partner Inge and her son Lars and daughter Elissa. Whilst looking for something in the snow she meets a bear with a really sad past. This is the sort of book you immediately become completely wrapped up in. 

About the Book

A wintry animal story for readers aged 9+ that will warm your heart and take you on an adventure you will never forget. From the bestselling author of A DOG CALLED HOMELESS. This is the perfect Christmas gift for fans of Michael Morpurgo, Lauren St John and Sara Pennypacker's PAX.

It's the Christmas holidays and Thea is looking forward to spending them with her father. She can tell him all about her plans to become a writer, and maybe he'll buy her the typewriter she's been dreaming of. But when Thea arrives in Norway, everything feels . . wrong.

Her father is as distant as ever and now she has to share him with his new family: his girlfriend Inge and her children. Then Thea makes a surprising discovery. Deep in the snowy woods by the house, is a bear. He's scared and hungry and he desperately needs Thea's help.

When the town hears about a bear living in the woods, Bear's life is in even greater danger. Thea needs to show everyone that he's not dangerous - he's a good bear - if she's to save him. Beautifully illustrated by award-winning illustrator Fiona Woodcock, the artist behind Abi Elphinstone's The Snow Dragon.

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