My Father Is a Polar Bear

By Michael Morpurgo
Illustrated by Felicita Sala

“Look at the polar bears,” said Terry. “You see that one on the left, the fatter one? That’s our dad – our real dad. But you’re not to tell."

Drawing on Michael Morpurgo's own childhood experience of first seeing his real father on television, My Father Is a Polar Bear tells the story of two young brothers rediscovering their birth father in the most unlikely of places – and in an entirely unexpected guise! A warm and delightful tale of family bonds and love told by a master storyteller and beautifully illustrated by a talented new artist.

  • "From the first sentence of a Michael Morpurgo book, you know you are in the hands of a natural storyteller." -- The Guardian
  • From the author of the internationally acclaimed War Horse.
  • Fully illustrated in colour by a talented new artist.

About the author

Michael Morpurgo was 2003–2005 Children's Laureate, has written over 100 books and is the winner of many awards, including the Whitbread Children's Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize, the Blue Peter Award and the Red House Children's Book Award. His books are translated and read around the world and his hugely popular novel War Horse is now both a critically acclaimed stage play and a highly successful film. Michael and his wife, Clare, live in Devon. Visit Michael's website at:

About the illustrator

Felicita Sala was born in Rome but grew up in Perth, Australia, where she graduated in European languages and philosophy. After a time spent between France and Spain she eventually settled back in Italy, where she now works on various illustration and animation projects and runs art workshops for children. Felicita has created illustrations for Delicious magazine, Tesco Real Food magazine, ELI editions, L’Unità, E/O Editions, Nuova Ecologia magazine, Cometa magazine and Tapirulan illustrator’s calendar. Felicita lives in Rome with her husband and baby daughter and this is her first book for children. You can find out more about her work at:

ISBN: 9781406365863
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2016
Dimensions: 156 x 185mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

Last updated on 02/02/20 at 22:17:40
Copyright © 2007 Walker Books Australia. All rights reserved.