(as of Apr 13,2021 23:52:08 UTC – Details)
Imagine making friends with a polar bear… The Last Bear is perfect for readers of 8+, beautifully illustrated throughout by Levi Pinfold – winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and illustrator of Harry Potter 20th anniversary edition covers.
“This is an important first novel, important for us, for polar bears, for the planet. It is deeply moving, beautifully told, quite unforgettable.” Michael Morpurgo.
There are no polar bears left on Bear Island. At least, that’s what April’s father tells her when his scientific research takes them to this remote Arctic outpost for six months. But one endless summer night, April meets one. He is starving, lonely and a long way from home. Determined to save him, April begins the most important journey of her life…
This moving story will win the hearts of children the world over and show them that no one is too young or insignificant to make a difference. The Last Bear is a celebration of the love between a child and an animal, a battle cry for our world and an irresistible adventure with a heart as big as a bear’s.
‘A dazzling debut . . . A magical, confidently told story – with beautiful illustrations by Levi Pinfold . . . I predict a roaring success’ The Times
From the Publisher
“And the bear lifted up his head and roared…”
Take a magical trip to the Arctic with April and Bear in Hannah Gold’s enchanting, heartfelt debut novel.
Beautifully illustrated throughout, The Last Bear is the perfect gift for 8 to 12 year old adventurers, animal lovers, and anyone who loves big-hearted stories.
Reviews for The Last Bear
“A triumph from start to finish” – Nizrana Farook, author of The Girl Who Stole an Elephant
“An utterly entrancing debut – full of wildness and love” – Carlie Sorosiak, author of I, Cosmo
“Vital with love, incredibly generous, truly one of a kind” – Nicola Skinner, author of Bloom