The Ice Bear

The Ice Bear

By Jackie Morris

Frances Lincoln Ltd, Hardcover, 9781845079680, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 2011


Back in a time when people and animals lived together in harmony, a bear-child is stolen away from his mother. A hunter and his wife find the child and, wrapping him in sealskin, they sing him songs of the ice, the wind and the great white bears. One day the child wanders off and a bear comes to take him back to his mother. But by now the hunter is on the trail, determined to kill the creature that has taken his child? Set in the pristine polar regions of the Arctic, Jackie Morris's beautiful story reminds us that we are caretakers of these wild creatures and our actions directly affect their future.

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About the Author
Morris has illustrated many children's books.