Friendship makes us brave! This delightful story—part of Hans de Beer’s beloved Little Polar Bear series—is now back in hardcover.

On a quiet day in the arctic, Lars, the Little Polar Bear, hears a cry coming from a deep hole in the ice. It’s Hugo, a scared little hare, who is trapped and needs to be rescued. The two become fast friends with Lars teasing Hugo for being timid, and Hugo wishing Lars was just a little more careful! But when Lars lands himself in trouble, Hugo has to show just how brave he can be in an emergency.


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. 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.


“Lars gains a new friend in his latest adventure . . . Such teamwork and fond friendship will win readers’ hearts while the falling snow and expressive faces will dazzle their eyes.”

Kirkus Reviews

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