The Dancing Bear
Written by Michael Morpurgo
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Every girl will devour this incredibly poignant story of a young girl who adopts an abandoned bear cub.
An utter delight.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for The Dancing Bear a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'This book is truly outstanding. The bond between a young girl and a bear is unbelievable. I would recommend this book to anyone.'
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The Dancing Bear by Michael Morpurgo
Nothing disturbs the peace of a French village until the arrival of a bear cub. Adopted by the orphaned Roxanne, he quickly becomes part of village life, and the village grows to be famous for its honey. Then a film company arrives to make a video starring Niki, the pop singer, as the Pied Piper.
A small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review The Dancing Bear. You can read their reviews below.
Katie Johnson, age 9 - 'I found this story very moving and deeply emotional. It is incredible how Michael Morpurgo has created such a touching book.' Click Here to read the full review.
Emma, age 7 - 'I loved this story, I loved the friendships that develop throughout the story...Excellent book, well written and brings lots of topics to the surface to be discussed.' Click Here to read the full review.
Alisha Richards, age 12 - 'This book is truly outstanding. The bond between a young girl and a bear is unbelievable. I would recommend this book to anyone.' Click Here to read the full review.
Alexander Bisland, age 8 - 'This is a short and very sad book so prepare to cry! I give it 1000/1000.' Click Here to read the full review.
Evie Aconley, age 7 - 'A short story about a girl and a bear.' Click Here to read the full review.
About the Author
Paperback (b Format)
Interest Age: From 7
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