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The Ice Bear

By Jackie Morris
Published by Frances Lincoln


Price £17.99
Publisher Graffeg

Jackie Morris’s stunning and distinctive paintings of the natural world illustrate this powerful story which draws on myth and folk tale and is set in the Arctic. Raven the trickster steals a polar bear cub, subsequently taken in by a human couple who have longed for a child. They nurture this boy, who has shapeshifted from his polar bear form. Seven years pass and, thanks to more of Raven’s trickery, the boy once again encounters the bears. Who will he regard as his true parents and how will his dilemma be resolved?