A Letter for Bear by David Lucas
  

A Letter for Bear

Written by David Lucas
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Synopsis

A Letter for Bear by David Lucas

Bear is a postman who never gets letters of his own. That changes when he decides to throw a Christmas party.

Reviews

A Letter for Bear earned a Kirkus Star A wintry, holiday read much like a gingerbread house: slightly slanted, but poignant, sweet, soul-warming and studded with delicious details that warrant close inspection. - Kirkus Book Reviews

The gentle story is more a general tribute to friendship and connection than a paean to the Christmas holiday. Young children who are new to the process of making friends will find this story particularly heart-warming. It is a title to read together, again and again. - Childrens Literature My favourite Christmassy book this year by quite a long way! - Library Mice, Faboulous Five Christmas Ideas, A Letter for Bear earned a Kirkus Star -A wintry, holiday read much like a gingerbread house: slightly slanted, but poignant, sweet, soul-warming and studded with delicious details that warrant close inspection.- - Kirkus Book Reviews -The gentle story is more a general tribute to friendship and connection than a paean to the Christmas holiday. Young children who are new to the process of making friends will find this story particularly heart-warming. It is a title to read together, again and again.- - Childrens Literature -My favourite Christmassy book this year by quite a long way!- - Library Mice, Faboulous Five Christmas Ideas,

earned a Kirkus Star A wintry, holiday read much like a gingerbread house: slightly slanted, but poignant, sweet, soul-warming and studded with delicious details that warrant close inspection. -

The gentle story is more a general tribute to friendship and connection than a paean to the Christmas holiday. Young children who are new to the process of making friends will find this story particularly heart-warming. It is a title to read together, again and again. -

My favourite Christmassy book this year by quite a long way! - Library Mice, Faboulous Five Christmas Ideas,

earned a Kirkus Star A wintry, holiday read much like a gingerbread house: slightly slanted, but poignant, sweet, soul-warming and studded with delicious details that warrant close inspection. -

05.12.13

About the Author

David Lucas

David Lucas - As a child

"I was born in Middlesbrough, where my Mum was a teacher and my Dad worked in the steel works. I am the third of six brothers, and as children we were all dressed the same - same haircut, same jeans, same jumpers. When I was five years old we came to London (my Dad had decided to go to Art College) and at first we lived in a tent before moving to a council flat in Hackney. My parents both loved nature so I often spent holidays exploring forests and wandering on the moors in Yorkshire or by the seashore. I loved ruins and castles too - magical, haunted places. I always enjoyed drawing and in my teens I became fascinated by mythology and fairytales and folklore and began writing stories and inventing imaginary worlds and characters."

As an adult

"I live in east London, close to where I grew up, beside Victoria Park. My home is full of strange old books - books of magic spells and secret alphabets and half forgotten legends. I collect old toys too, and colourful folk art and carvings of scary tribal gods with staring eyes. I've always liked fancy dress parties - it's fun pretending to be someone you're not - and I enjoy being on my own in nature - I love places where I can escape the modern world and imagine I'm living centuries ago. I just feel very lucky to be able to make my living from writing stories and making pictures and mostly I live a very quiet life."

As an artist

"I believe the world is alive with magic - and it's that feeling that really inspires my work. My drawing is picture-writing - I never draw from life - I make patterns, as if I were knitting with ink. Writing, for me, is pattern-making too - putting words together as if they were simple shapes, making story-patterns that are a mixture of autobiography and myth and fairytale. I spend the mornings writing, looking out onto the park, listening to the birds singing and the canal boats chugging past. I paint and draw in my studio near London Fields. As well as making picture books I'm also working on an illustrated fantasy novel."

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Book Info

Format

Hardback

Author

David Lucas
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Author's Website

www.davidlucas.org.uk/

Publisher

Flying Eye Books

Publication date

1st November 2013

ISBN

9781909263130


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