Author: Sophie Anderson
Brand: USBORNE CAT ANG
Number Of Pages: 416
Release Date: 05-09-2019
Details: Product Description
Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021.
Written with passion and compassion, Anderson's talent as a weaver of magic and creator of evocative landscapes is growing with every book. - The Daily Mail
Enchanting story - The Daily Telegraph
They call me Yanka the Bear. Not because of where I was found - only a few people know about that. They call me Yanka the Bear because I am so big and strong.
Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, Yanka has always wondered about where she is from. She tries to ignore the strange whispers and looks from the villagers, wishing she was as strong on the inside as she is on the outside. But, when she has to flee her house, looking for answers about who she really is, a journey far beyond one that she ever imagined begins: from icy rivers to smouldering mountains meeting an ever-growing herd of extraordinary friends along the way.
Interwoven with traditional stories of bears, princesses and dragons, Yanka's journey is a gorgeously lyrical adventure from the best-selling author of
The House With Chicken Legs.
Indie Book Awards 2020
Wales Book of the Year 2020
Sheffield Children's Book Award 2021
West Sussex Schools Library Children's Book Award 2021
The UKLA Book Awards 2021
"Charming and wintry, with a flavour of Russian fairy tales." - The Sunday Times
"The wildest imaginings have the ring of truth in this spooky fable." - The Telegraph
"[An] enchanting story." - The Daily Telegraph
"Written with passion and compassion, Anderson's talent as a weaver of magic and creator of evocative landscapes is growing with every book." - Daily Mail
"Marvellously-drawn characters and a timeless style of prose." --BookTrust
"Grounded in ancient fairytales that fee; special and true and glistening with the very real magic of love and belonging, this is a gem of a story." - Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island
"Sublime storytelling." - Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks' War
"It sparkles with forest magic and the power of fairytales, but has its heart very much in the real world." --Cerrie Burnell, author of The Girl with the Shark Teeth
"Timeless and urgent, full of tenderly dispensed lessons about belonging, home and wildness. A wondrous tale that will win readers for generations to come." - Kiran Milwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars
"A great read for more adventurous readers." --Carousel Magazine
About the Author
Sophie Anderson grew up in Swansea, studied at Liverpool University, and has worked as a geologist and science teacher. She wrote textbooks until characters from Slavic folklore began appearing in her work. Sophie has an international family and loves to write stories inspired by different folklores and cultures. Now living in the Lake District with her husband, Sophie enjoys the freedom of home schooling her three children, fell walking, canoeing, and daydreaming.
Package Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 1.2 inches