Deborah King Bears Dream

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Bears Dream

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On a snowy Alaskan mountain, bears are sleeping through the winter. Far, below, in the city, a child holds her teddy bear and wonders what the real bears dream about. The snowy fields become green meadows and twin bear cubs leave their cave for the first time. A year in their lives is evoked through the eyes of the little girl as, just like them, she goes paddling, fishing and berry picking. This magical journey into the world of bears is evoked in hypnotically lyrical verse and complemented by wonderfully atmospheric illustrations. We view the bears through the eyes of the girl and contrast her world with theirs, yet the perspective on bear life is a realistic one. AGE 4-8

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Deborah King trained at Hornsey School of Art in London and now lives in Studland, Dorset, where she lectures part-time at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art. She is best known for her children's picture books on animals and birds and she is also a tireless campaigner for environmental issues, raising money for many wildlife organisations.

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'An evocative and informative story of the life of bears in the wild juxtaposed with the experiences of a little girl and her own bear, whom she keeps close to her at all times. The poetic text beautifully portrays the wild world of the brown bear, the illustrations are handsome and there is information about how the brown bears survive, the balance of nature, and the human reaction to the bear in different ages and cultures. This book will appeal to older readers who want more information about their environment but still enjoy picture books.' The Bookseller

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