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A Bear Named Bjorn

By Delphine Perret
Illustrated by Delphine Perret

Contemplative and comical stories from Bjorn’s forest for early readers.

Bjorn lives in a cave. The walls are soft, the ground is comfortable, and just in front there is new grass and a rough tree, perfect for back-scratching. A Bear Named Bjorn takes us into the forest with Bjorn the bear and his friends. One day the animals have their eye tests and try on the humans’ lost spectacles. Another, they just sit, watching the leaves and playing cards on a tree stump. And on party night the animals borrow clothes hanging on the camping ground line—and return everything carefully in the morning, only a little bit used. Bjorn’s thoughtful bear logic and small eccentricities are the heart of these mischievous chapters that are by turns contemplative and comical, odes to both nature and “human” nature. Winner of the coveted Pepite des Petits prize 2016 and a White Raven selection 2017.

  • Gentle and dryly humorous for readers of both early chapter books and comics
  • Awards include the major French children’s prize (Pepite) and French booksellers’ choice award

About the author

Delphine Perret is author–illustrator of more than a dozen children’s books, translated into several languages. She lives in Lyon, France, where she also co-founded an art gallery.

ISBN: 9781776572694
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 1, 2020
Dimensions: 150 x 210mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $24.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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