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The Island and the Bear

Louise Greig
Vanya Nastanlieva

£6.99

Range: Picture Kelpies Paperback 24 pages colour illustrations 230 x 265 mm ISBN: 9781782503682 Publication date: 16 March 2017
Ideal for ages: 3, 4, 5 and 6

"Anything can happen anywhere.
Anywhere was an island.
Anything was a bear."

One windy morning on a wild and quiet Hebridean island, a bear appeared where there should not have been a bear.

The gentle giant played happily in streams, danced in the wind, and would not harm a living thing. But even friendly bears don't belong on Scottish islands. Will he ever find his way home?

This touching tale, recounted in Louise Greig's gentle verse, and brought to life by Vanya Nastanlieva's enchanting illustrations, is inspired by a true story that has since become legend in the Scottish Hebrides.

Island and the Bear

Author

Louise Greig jacket cover

Louise Greig is a poet and author born in Scotland. She has won several writing prizes, including the Manchester Writing for Children Competition and the Wigtown Poetry Prize. She is inspired by the Scottish landscape, and the company of animals. She lives in Aberdeen with…

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Illustrator

Vanya Nastanlieva jacket cover

Vanya Nastanlieva was born and raised in Bulgaria. She studied book design at The National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria, and received her MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. Her picture book Mo and Beau was Highly Commended in…

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