The Ice Bear

The Ice Bear

Book - 2010
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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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Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9781845079680
Branch Call Number: JP Morri
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations


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polar_bear Oct 20, 2012

An original story and absolutely lovely illustrations..

BPLNextBestKids Nov 25, 2011

After a Raven delivers a chlld to a childless couple, they nurture and take care of the boy for seven years, not knowing that the child was the cub of a polar bear. After seven years the child is reunited with his polar bear family, whilst his human father tries to rescue him. Recognizing that he is part of two special families, he decides to spend his winters with the polar bears and his summers with the humans, shape shifting between his two lives. A special story that brought out many emotions. Reviewed by BPL staff IB.

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