The Last Bear
WINNER: THE BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD FOR BEST STORY 2022
WINNER: WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE FOR YOUNGER READERS AND OVERALL CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR 2022
SHORTLISTED: BRITISH BOOK AWARD - CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2022
SHORTLISTED: INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2022
NOMINATED: CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2022
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.