The Dancing Bear

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.

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    a great book which shows where peopes loyaltys lie

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    5 March 2014

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    4 March 2014

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

    22 June 2013

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    Michael Morpurgo

    Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo has written over 100 books for children, and has won a multitude of awards as well as serving as Children’s Laureate from 2003-2005.


    Michael was the Children’s Laureate 2003-2005, and has won many awards including The Whitbread Prize For The Wreck of the Zanzibar, the Smarties prize for The Butterfly Lion the Blue Peter Award for Private Peaceful and the Red House award for Shadow.

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