Bear in Space

By Deborah Abela
Illustrated by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall

Bear has plans to change his world, one space adventure at a time, and discovers just how far you can go with someone by your side.

Bear is different. When he dreams of going into space, the other bears laugh. But Bear has plans to change his world, one space adventure at a time. In space he feels at home, but also alone, until something extraordinary happens. He discovers just how far he can go with someone by his side. A richly imagined story that celebrates difference, self-belief and the way friendship and acceptance can empower someone to build a better world.

  • A relatable and timeless tale about friendship and acceptance that will appeal to parents and children alike.
  • This is an important story about how being different can affect relationships with your peers and with you perception of the world around you.
  • The friendship between the author and illustrator shines through -- there's a real synergy between text and illustrations.

About the author

After finishing a teaching degree, Deb Abela went to Africa where she was caught in a desert sandstorm, harassed by monkeys and thrown in jail twice! She’s written 25 books including Max Remy Superspy, Grimsdon, Teresa A New Australian and The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery. Her first picture book is Wolfie, An Unlikely Hero. Deb has won awards for her books but mostly hopes to be as brave as her characters.

About the illustrator

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall is an internationally published illustrator of over twenty children's books. She has loved picture book illustrations since she was a little girl. She often escaped to the library to pour over books and examine the illustrations in detail. Encouraged by her creative family, she gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. Her books appear on the Premier’s Reading Challenge lists and have been shortlisted and won awards, including the CBCA Eve Pownall Award for her first picture book. She still goes to the library to admire the picture books. Marjorie is the Regional Illustrator Coordinator for SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand. Website:

ISBN: 9781760651510
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2020
Dimensions: 248 x 288mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $25.99
New Zealand RRP: $28.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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