- Author Michael Morpurgo
- Narrator Sir Ian McKellen
- Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
- Run Time 47 minutes
- Format Audio
- Genre Children’s / Teenage fiction: Nature and animal stories.
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What to expect
A gentle and deeply moving story of a young girl and her bear, told with great charm by a master storyteller.
High in the mountains, in a tiny village, an abandoned bear cub is adopted by a lonely orphan child. Soon they are inseparable, beloved by the whole village – safe, until the arrival of a glamorous film crew who need a dancing bear…
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.