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Bear Island

By Matthew Cordell
Illustrated by Matthew Cordell

Bear Island is a heartfelt picture book about healing after bereavement by Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell.

Louise and her family are sad after their beloved dog Charlie dies. “Life will not be the same,” Louise says, as she visits a little island that Charlie loved. But on the island, something strange happens: she meets a bear who teaches her that getting over a bereavement takes time and that sometimes, things can change for the better.

  • Matthew Cordell's Wolf in the Snow won the 2018 Caldecott Medal.
  • Deals deftly with bereavement and healing for the youngest readers with stunning artwork and beautiful text.

About the author

Matthew Cordell is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Wolf in the Snow, winner of the 2018 Caldecott Medal, and praised as “Beautifully paced . . . ultimately reassuring” by the Wall Street Journal. He lives in suburban Chicago with his wife, author Julie Halpern, and their two children. www.matthewcordell.com

ISBN: 9781839131189
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 7, 2021
Dimensions: 241 x 216mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 18/04/21 at 22:46:24
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