Something About a Bear by Jackie Morris
  

Something About a Bear

Written by Jackie Morris

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Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016.

With stunning watercolour paintings, this lyrical picture book describes eight bears from all over the world, all shown in their wild habitats - But which is the best bear of all? Your own teddy bear of course!

Synopsis

Something About a Bear by Jackie Morris

Where the water churns with salmon, thick and rich with leaping fishes, there the brown bear stands and catches the wild king of the river.

Eight wild bears – Moon Bear, Sun Bear, Sloth Bear, Brown Bear, Spectacled Bear, American Black Bear, Giant Panda and Polar Bear – all shown in their wild habitats in spectacular watercolour paintings.

This beautiful book, by the internationally acclaimed writer and illustrator Jackie Morris, will be treasured by children and adults alike, and includes conservation information about the bears.

Bears have wandered through Jackie Morris’s artwork for years, with their wild beauty. In all her books she tries to instil in children and adults alike a love of wild places and wild things and a respect for all creatures.

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`Her lyrical texts and spectacular watercolours make Morris stand out as one of the most distinctive picture-book creators working today. This is a beautiful celebration of that perennial favourite, the bear, in a gift-friendly foulard and jacketed edition.

-jacketed hardback. Jackie Morris

- every painting ... Lyrical text accompanies the pictures and aach bear also has a fact file. Wonderful! `Jackie Morris's gorgeous, double-page-spread artwork is accompanied by suitably grand, noble and lyrical prose about each kind of bear featured. And at the back, for the information hungry, there is a more prosaic paragraph of description. Another lovely book from this picture book artist.

-jacketed hardback.

- every painting EURO| Lyrical text accompanies the pictures and aach bear also has a fact file. Wonderful! `Jackie Morris's gorgeous, double-page-spread artwork is accompanied by suitably grand, noble and lyrical prose about each kind of bear featured. And at the back, for the information hungry, there is a more prosaic paragraph of description. Another lovely book from this picture book artist.'

About the Author

Jackie Morris

Jackie Morris lives in Wales, where she writes and paints. She has two children, a small pack of dogs and a small pride of cats. She exhibits her paintings in galleries nationwide. Her internationally bestselling picture books for Frances Lincoln are Ted Hughes’ How the Whale Became; Mariana and the Merchild; The Snow Leopard; Can You See a Little Bear?; The Snow Whale; Lord of the Forest; as well as those she has both written and illustrated, The Seal Children; The Time of the Lion; Little One We Knew You’d Come; Tell Me a Dragon; The Cat and the Fiddle: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes; The Ice Bear. She has also written and illustrated a critically acclaimed novel for older children, East of the Sun, West of the Moon.

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Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3 to 6 years

Author

Jackie Morris
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

2nd October 2014

ISBN

9781847805164

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