The Girl Who Speaks Bear

 9.50

by Sophie Anderson

Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021.

Written with passion and compassion, Anderson’s talent as a weaver of magic and creator of evocative landscapes is growing with every book. – The Daily Mail

Enchanting story – The Daily Telegraph

WINNER
Indie Book Awards 2020

WINNER
Wales Book of the Year 2020

The Girl Who Speaks Bear

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.

About the Author

Sophie Anderson grew up with stories in her blood, from her mother, who is a writer, to her Prussian grandmother, whose own storytelling inspired The House with Chicken Legs. Now living in the Lake District with her family, Sophie loves walking, canoeing and daydreaming. She spends every spare minute reading, and loves to talk about books online, offline and to anyone else who will listen. Sophie’s dream is to create stories that help children to explore the world and fall in love with its beautiful diversity.

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 3.8 × 19.7 cm

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