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Megumi and the Bear

Megumi and the Bear
 

While out looking for fir cones in the forest one morning, little Megumi meets a bear. They quickly become close friends, dancing and playing together every day. Then one afternoon the bear doesn't appear, and although Megumi goes out day after day to wait for him, still he doesn... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781921977909
Barcode 9781921977909
Published 1 June 2013 by Walker Books Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gold, Irma
Illustrated by Phillips, Craig
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781921977909
ISBN-10 1921977906
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books Australia
Imprint Walker Books Australia
Publication Date 1 June 2013
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gold, Irma
Illustrated by Phillips, Craig
Category General Picture Books
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 245mm
Height: 276mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 404g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92;823.92
Catalogue Code NZ505349

Description of this Book

Friendship is sweet - and sometimes when you let go of a wish it may unexpectedly be granted. While out looking for fir cones in the forest one morning, little Megumi meets a bear. They quickly become close friends, dancing and playing together every day. Then one afternoon the bear doesn't appear, and although Megumi goes out day after day to wait for him, still he doesn't come. Megumi is distraught! Finally, finally, finally, she stops wishing to meet the bear again and begins to forget about their happy friendship - and then...guess who unexpectedly turns up again? Features: a touching portrayal of the joy of friendship; endearing art with wide commercial appeal; and a gentle lesson in how patience can be richly rewarded.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This is a divinely sweet story about friendship and the power of hope. Gold's text is warmly and beautifully written and Craig Phillip's illustrations take the book's heartfelt message to even higher planes with his utterly charming watercoloury renderings. * Kids' Book Review * Craig Phillips' water colour illustrations are delightful - clear, uncluttered and colourful within a restrained palette... The narrative is well-paced, keeping the story moving while providing time to consider (and feel) what is happening. * Whispering Gums *

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Author's Bio

Irma Gold is an award-winning writer and editor whose work has been widely published in Australia. Her debut short-fiction collection won both a national award and widespread critical acclaim. Irma was formerly based in England and now lives in Canberra, Australia, with her husband and three children. Craig Phillips (not the Liverpudlian builder who in 2000 won the first Big Brother) is a freelance illustrator who has created poster art for numerous high-profile rock groups, including The Hives and The Foo Fighters. His work has featured prominently in numerous rock-art publications, while Megumi and the Bear is the first title he has illustrated for Walker. He lives in New Zealand.

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