Sister Bear
Author: Jane Yolen
For Early Years/KS1
Price 13.99 hardback
Book(s) at 13.99 hardback
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Sister Bear In this folktale of the far north, a young girl, Halva, adopts a white bear cub she finds in the woods. She trains the bear to dance to her flute playing and over time, 'Sister Bear' becomes a beloved companion. When she journeys to show off her dancing bear to the King of Denmark, 'Sister Bear' protects her from a pack of trolls that raid an isolated house where she has taken shelter for the night. The pictures conjure up snowy landscapes where reindeer pull decorated sleighs, and show Halva and 'Sister Bear' in richly coloured traditional Scandinavian costumes, images in reassuring contrast to those of the tattooed, mis-shapen and grisly-looking trolls.