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Product Description

A captivating modern fairytale from a former Children’s Laureate. High among remote mountains, in a tiny village cut off from the outside world, a bear cub is adopted by Roxanne, an orphan child. The bond between them seems unbreakable – until a film crew arrives in search of a dancing bear. Stirring, poetic and full of dazzling landscapes, this is a dramatic and moving story of friendship, loyalty and change.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780006745112

Publisher

HarperCollins

Date published

December 31st, 1994

Lexile measure

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.4; Middle years; 1.0 points

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  • 64 pages
Condition

New

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Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

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Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, weaving captivating stories full of drama and intensity that are coming to be regarded as true classics. Exploring the most profound subjects with a light yet powerful touch, his books tell unforgettable stories in simple, direct words.

Michael Morpurgo discovered his talent for writing while working as a teacher. “We had to read the children a story every day and my lot were bored by the book I was reading. I decided I had to do something and told them the kind of story I used to tell my kids – it was like a soap opera, and they focused on it. I could see there was magic in it for them, and realised there was magic in it for me.”

Living in Devon, listening to Mozart, and working with children have provided most of the stimulae Michael needs to discover and write his stories. He spends about half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories. “For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out – the writing down of it I always find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers.”

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  1. Bellasara 113282

    Stargirl12345
    on 4 March 2016

    it was amaizing

    5out of 5
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    hawk12
    on 9 March 2014

    a great book which shows where peopes loyaltys lie

    5out of 5
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    Booklover0109
    on 5 March 2014

    This book was brilliant but very sad ending

  4. Jane blonde 113694

    lips456
    on 4 March 2014

    beautiful story of a bear and young girl

  5. Giraffe zebra 113509

    Coco88494
    on 22 June 2013

    Very sad but a great story! It proves that relationship between Animal and girl are so powerful. Please read this amazing story.

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    rixyjas
    on 6 April 2013

    this book is really good and michael morpurgo is my favourite author. It gets very sad at the end but i would reccomend this book to people who like animal stories and sad stories.

    4out of 5
  7. Bellasara 113282

    xloveheart123
    on 3 April 2013

    This book nearly killed me as it is totally unexpected at the end of the book and I was reading it when I was not very happy so it made me cry a lot. It was okay though.

  8. Gruffalo 113679

    fiery75orange
    on 7 March 2013

    this book is great.

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    powerpush22
    on 19 February 2013

    I am reading this book and it is AMAZING!

  10. Bellasara 113282

    imi264
    on 15 July 2012

    This book had a moral and I shall not forget it! Read to find out!

    4out of 5
  11. Petula 113689

    KarlMagic33
    on 7 March 2012

    I read this for reading book last year just to make sure thisyear is 2012.

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    AmyXx
    on 6 March 2012

    Great book really enjoyed it!

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    superskiboy
    on 2 March 2012

    I think that this book was ok, but wasn’t great. At some points it was quite moving (Roxanne’s relationship with the bear) but the plot seemed a bit unrealistic and far-fetched. However, I would recommend it to age 11 and below.

  14. Monkey 113537

    Leonardo99
    on 10 February 2012

    It is really good but quite sad.

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    booksrcul
    on 29 January 2012

    This book is sad!

    3out of 5
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    beagle16
    on 30 September 2011

    i love this book

    5out of 5
  17. Room on the broom 113684

    10000madison
    on 17 September 2011

    this is happy at first but then is very emotional

    4out of 5
  18. Evie 113313

    Fifi44
    on 3 October 2010

    READ IT READ IT READ IT

    5out of 5
  19. Bellasara 113282

    Molly13579
    on 28 July 2010

    Hi This book is very sad but I personally love it. Kim

    5out of 5
  20. Hayley 113303

    MagicBunnyDreams
    on 4 March 2010

    That book is pure Brilliance!

    4out of 5
  21. Love stargirl 113412

    lpolso19
    on 1 February 2009

    This book is my favourite yet!!! I think it is really good!

    5out of 5