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Walking the Bear

By Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Annabel Wright

A child, a wild animal – and a life-changing encounter. An exciting new range of books in which children find solutions to problems through conservation rather than killing.

Zaki lives in northern India. His father mistreats his wife and children and the family's dancing bears – an old female and the two new cubs who are to replace her. Zaki wants all the bears to be free. With the help of his mother and sister, the old bear is taken to a sanctuary for retired bears while Zaki runs away to the forest with the cubs. There he spends months teaching them how to survive in the wild. When he returns to his family, he finds his father's cruel rule has finally been overturned. His mother has a new way of making a living – and Zaki and his sister can go to school at last.

  • Nicola Davies has visited all the countries she writes about - and information about real conservation projects is included at the back of each book.
  • Unlike the competition, these books focus on children who live in countries where wild animals pose a threat, and on the solutions that will affect their lives and their future.
  • Beautiful black and white mixed media illustrations by Annabel Wright.

About the author

Nicola Davies is an award-winning author, whose many books for children include A First Book of Nature (9781406304916), Ice Bear (9781406302059) and the Silver Street Farm series. She graduated in zoology, studied whales and bats and then worked for the BBC Natural History Unit. Nicola lives in Abergavenny, Wales. Visit her website at www.nicola-davies.com.

About the illustrator

Annabel Wright trained at Brighton College of Art. Her work displays an astute and sensitive approach which has led to a broad range of commissions from theatre backdrops to postage stamps, New York subway cars to building hoardings. For Walker, she illustrated the poetry collection From Mouth to Mouth (9780744583830), and her other clients include The New Yorker, Amnesty International, The Independent, Royal Mail and The Economist. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

ISBN: 9781406340891
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 112pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $12.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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