Discover the beautiful stories of Michael Morpurgo, author of Warhorse and the nation’s favourite storyteller
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.
About the author
Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world. He has written more than 150 novels and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Whitbread Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, while several of his books have been adapted for stage and screen, including the global theatrical phenomenon War Horse. Michael was Children’s Laureate from 2003 to 2005, and founded the charity Farms for City Children with his wife, Clare. He was knighted in 2018 for services to literature and charity.
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Great book although I had found it very short!
I think the title name should have been Bruno.
I think the book was good nevertheless it was very short and not muck went on in the book. It was more like a long passage not a book. I think the title was not the best title as the bear was not dancing it was technically just moving its shoulders. I think this should have been called Bruno as the book was more about the bear not it dancing.
It's one of my favourite books but it is quite short and worth a little bit less money but worth reading.