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The Girl Who Speaks Bear (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 05/09/2019
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Playfully adapting myth, folklore and fairytale, Sophie Anderson follows up her Waterstones Children’s Book Prize- nominated The House With Chicken Legs with the kaleidoscopic tale of Yanka, born in a bear cave and on a quest for belonging. Through an atmospheric wintry landscape Anderson weaves an enticing, magical spell of power and beauty.

They call me Yanka the Bear. Not because of where I was found - only a few people know about that. They call me Yanka the Bear because I am so big and strong.

Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, Yanka has always wondered about where she is from. She tries to ignore the strange whispers and looks from the villagers, wishing she was as strong on the inside as she is on the outside. But, when she has to flee her house, looking for answers about who she really is, a journey far beyond one that she ever imagined begins: from icy rivers to smouldering mountains meeting an ever-growing herd of extraordinary friends along the way.

Interwoven with traditional stories of bears, princesses and dragons, Yanka's journey is a gorgeously lyrical adventure from the best-selling author of The House With Chicken Legs.

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781474940672
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm

Children's Book Club with special guest, Sophie Anderson!

Children's Book Club with special guest, Sophie Anderson!

Gateshead
Saturday 5th October 11:00 - 12:00

Join us on Saturday 5th October from 11-12 for our children's book club where we'll be discussing The Girl Who Speaks Bear with a very special guest... the author Sophie Anderson! Sophie will be taking part in our discussion and answering questions about her books. She'll also be signing copies for book club members so don't miss out on this brilliant opportunity!

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Children's Book Group with Sophie Anderson

Children's Book Group with Sophie Anderson

Durham
Saturday 9th November 10:00 - 11:00

We are delighted to welcome Sophie back to Durham to tell us all about her latest book - The Girl Who Speaks Bear! Don't miss out - no tickets - just turn up!!

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Book Signing with Sophie Anderson

Book Signing with Sophie Anderson

Durham
Saturday 9th November 11:00 - 14:00

We are delighted to welcome Sophie back to Durham! She will be signing both her children's books - so don't miss out!

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“My bookish heart is BURSTING... it’s every superlative I could say.”

My bookish heart is BURSTING. It’s every superlative I could say. The kind of folktales that show the strength of stories & remind us of who we are. I find myself feeling empty & so whole of emotion at the... More

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Gavin Hetherington

“Pixar's Brave Meets The Hobbit!”

Once Upon a Time, there was a girl called Yanka who didn't know who she was. Abandoned in a bear cave, she is raised in a nearby village, but something keeps pulling her towards the Snow Forest, where an epic... More

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“Beautiful Russian folk tales meet Disney's Brave in Sophie Anderson's best middle grade novel yet!!”

'The Girl Who Speaks Bear' is phenomenal! I haven't enjoyed a childrens book this much since 'The Storm Keeper's Island' first came out! And this is up there for sure! It's... More

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