The Dancing Bear

By Michael Morpurgo

A poignant coming-of-age tale about a mountain-village girl and a bear – a tale of love, sacrifice and the challenge of making the right choices

‘Incredibly poignant . . . An utter delight’ LoveReading4Kids

High in the mountains, in a tiny village, an abandoned bear cub is adopted by lonely orphan Roxanne.

The two soon become best friends: inseparable and beloved by the whole village – until the arrival of a glamorous film crew who are looking for a dancing bear . . .

Format: Paperback
Ageband: 7 to 9
Release Date: 29 Feb 2024
Pages: 64
ISBN: 978-0-00-863864-1
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain\'s best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

‘Incredibly poignant . . . An utter delight’LoveReading4Kids -

‘It’s rare to find a story that combines so successfully a contemporary plot and modern morality with a feel for legend and fairy tale’She Magazine -