The Last Bear
Hannah Gold, illustrated by Levi Pinfold
WINNER OF THE 2022 BLUE PETER BOOK AWARD
WINNER OF THE 2022 WATERSTONES CHILDREN’S BOOK PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR CHILDREN’S FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 2022
SHORTLISTED FOR THE INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2022
This story is inspiring, hopeful and heartfelt, beautifully written and illustrated.
April joins her father on a research trip to an uninhabited island in the Arctic circle. She is very much alone in her exploration of this frozen world, whilst her father works extraordinarily hard in the weather station. As her father notes and comments on the climate, April discovers with her whole self what the outside world is like. She finds a bear as isolated as she feels, and their relationship and story are magical.
This book would be wonderful to read to a child as well as infinitely appropriate for a child beginning to enjoy reading independently to get lost in.
Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books