The Ice Bear, Hardback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Long, long ago in the icy lands of the far north, a hunter and his wife cared for an orphaned bear-child.

But when the child wanders off, there are consequences for both animals and people.

Set in the pristine regions of the Arctic, acclaimed author/illustrator Jackie Morris' captivating illustrations and lyrical text remind us that we are caretakers of wild creatures, and that our actions affect the future.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32 pages, chiefly illustrations (colour)
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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  • Category: Picture storybooks
  • ISBN: 9781847805485


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A short but poignant story that reads more like an old folk tale (and for all I know, it could be based on one), <i>The Ice Bear</i> is gorgeously illustrated and beautifully told. A mother bear gives birth to twins, but a raven steals one away and gives it to a human family who are without children. When the child and his bear brother meet again, it is the choice of the child that will determine the course of all their lives. I really enjoyed this story and accompanying illustrations, and think this would be ideal for both children and adults alike.