The Dancing Bear by Michael O.B.E. Morpurgo

The Dancing Bear

Michael O.B.E. Morpurgo
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  • ISBN
    9780006745112 / 0006745113
  • Title The Dancing Bear
  • Author Michael O.B.E. Morpurgo
  • Category General Fiction (children's/ya)
  • Format
  • Year 1994
  • Pages 64
  • Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
  • Imprint HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Edition
    New edition
  • Dimensions 130mm x 197mm x 5mm


A moving story of a young girl and her bear.

Publisher Description

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

Author Biography

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.

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