- ISBN 9780006745112 / 0006745113
- Title The Dancing Bear
- Author Michael Morpurgo
- Category General Fiction (children's/ya)
- Format Paperback
- Year 1994
- Pages 64
- Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
- Imprint HarperCollins Children's Books
- Edition New edition
- Dimensions 130mm x 197mm x 192mm
A moving story of a young girl and her bear.
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. She Magazine
Michael divides his time between his writing and running Farms for City Children, a charity which each year takes up to 3,000 children to a working farm for a week. Michael and his wife Clare were awarded MBEs this year for their work with the charity. Before the first farm opened 22 years ago, Morpurgo was a teacher and his knowledge of children's experiences, plus his experience of farms enrich his writing enormously. Michael Morpurgo has won the Whitbread Children's Book Award, and the Smarties Book Prize.