Friendship makes all the difference in Hans de Beer’s beloved Little Polar Bear story—now back in hardcover.
While looking for a tasty snack, Lars, the little polar bear, meets Sasha, a lost, hungry, homesick Siberian tiger cub who had been on a journey to see the ocean. Lars is surprised that his friend travelled so far just to see the ocean. Lars sees it all the time. Always one to lend a hand, Lars offers to help his new friend. Lars and Sasha travel together through the forests, plains, and rivers until they reach Sasha’s home. Luckily, Sasha and his father return the favor—and help Lars get back home too.
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.
“A sweet tale about caring and sharing, encouragement, appreciation, and cooperation.”
School Library Journal
“The plot is full of action, and the winsome artwork is as attractive as ever.”