The Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman


The Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman

The polar bear is bored of his white environment and his hard life. He dreams of soaking himself in all the luminous colours of the rainbow. But when his wish is granted, he realises to his cost that his arctic camouflage no longer works and he needs the advice of others to escape his prism...It is a moving tale of hopes and dreams from an award-winning picture book team. The lyrical text is complemented by beautiful watercolours in which the joy and pain of the Rainbow Bear sing out.

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'...a fable about the folly of trying to become something that you naturally are not. It is a multicoloured metamorphosis, gracefully told and elegantly concluded...'

'...a beautifully told, lyrical work with sumptuous illustrations'

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children and has won many prizes, including the Whitbread Prize, the Red House Children's Book Award and the Blue Peter Book Award. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Children's Laureate, a role which took him all over the UK to promote literacy and reading, and in 2005 he was named the Booksellers Association Author of the Year. Michael Foreman is one of the most talented and popular illustrators of children's books today. Twice winner of the Kate Greenaway medal, his highly acclaimed books are published all over the world. He has illustrated over 300 books, many of which he has written himself. He frequently collaborates with 'the other Michael'.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman
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Publication date

5th October 2000



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