But this year, people have interfered with their journey. A high fence that goes on for miles is right in their path, and piles of giant pipes litter the landscape. The herd is trapped. If they don’t get through, they will perish. Lars has an idea, but will it work? Back in print, fans of the Little Polar Bear books will delight in this exciting story with its important message about our impact on the environment.


Hans de Beer was born in Muiden, near Amsterdam, Holland. After briefly studying history, he finished his studies at the Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. The Little Polar Bear, Hans's art school graduation project, brought him worldwide success and countless awards, and has been translated into thirty languages so far. Today Hans lives and works as a freelance illustrator with his wife, the Italian illustrator Serena Romanelli, in Amsterdam and near Florence, Italy.


Coupled with gorgeous, bright, and engaging illustrations, young readers are going to be engrossed in this lesson on working together, and the impact of humanity on the environment.

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