Big Bear, Little Brother (Paperback)

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By Carl Norac, Kristin Oftedal (Illustrator)
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Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, the story of an extraordinary friendship between a lost little boy and a solitary polar bear On the ice, the wind is blowing gently and Big Bear has paused his journey, taking a moment to dream. Suddenly the stillness is broken with a cry as a child tumbles down an icy cliff, and Big Bear catches him. Together they talk, play in the snow, and protect each other when danger arrives .This delicately woven tale is accompanied by beautiful, evocative illustrations.

About the Author

Carl Norac is a prize-winning poet and children's author whose acclaimed books have been translated into 39 languages. His titles include I Love to Cuddle, I Love You So Much, and My Daddy Is a Giant. Kristin Oftedal is a freelance illustrator whose clients have included Oxford University Press and Vogue Girl Korea. This is her first picture book.

Praise For…

"With a very limited colour palette, Oftedal skilfully evokes the snowy setting of this story. Her pencil line is fantastically expressive, conveying emotion as well as fluidity and texture. And the incredible softness of the bear contrasts beautifully with the hardness of the ice."  —Kate Greenaway judging panel

"The stunning artwork evokes the great strength, grandeur, and gentleness of the bear and the cold and loneliness of the snowy landscape. This winter tale is a solid choice for storytimes, and young readers will be drawn to the unusual friendship." — School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780230016842
ISBN-10: 0230016847
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2012
Pages: 32
Language: English