A Bed for the Winter by Karen Wallace


A Bed for the Winter by Karen Wallace

When a dormouse sets out to find a safe place to spend the winter it is the start of a dangerous journey. Stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging age-appropriate stories in this multi-level reading programme guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge.

About the Author

Karen Wallace

I was born in Canada and grew up in a log cabin in Quebec. My childhood was spent playing in the forests and messing about on the Gatineau River. It was a wonderful wild time and in many ways is the source of all of my writing. Children's writers are an eccentric bunch. Someone once said they never grow up and in many ways, this is probably true in my case.
I write books for children from five to fifteen years old. The ability to recall how you felt and what your world was like at a particular point in your childhood is something that all children's writers share. It's like pushing a rewind switch and going back in time. Many of my natural history books for children, like THINK OF AN EEL, which won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, IMAGINE YOU ARE A TIGER, or I AM A TYRANNOSAURUS REX all reflect my own sense of wonder exploring the woods and the river around me when I was a child. Years later, I wrote about this childhood in my first novel RASPBERRIES ON THE YANGTZE, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

27th July 2000



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