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HARDCOVER; Published: 3/24/2020
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5536-7
Price: $ 17.99
56 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 8.25 x 10.66
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Bear can’t imagine a whole winter without her friend, so when Bird migrates south, Bear decides to follow. She’s never left the forest before, but that won’t stop her from crossing oceans and mountains—and sending letters along the way. But a surprise is waiting for Bear on the beach… 

Richly told in amusing letters and lush illustrations, this adventurous story invites readers to consider just how far they’d go for their friends.


Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year List & Outstanding Merit (2021)

United States Board on Books for Young People Outstanding International Books List (2021) 

Parents' Choice Foundation Parents’ Choice Gold Award (2020)

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Readers will find this journey poignant, strange, atmospheric, and, ultimately, joyful.”
Publishers Weekly
“David tempers the adversity Bear faces by giving magical invention free rein, and Caudry responds with images of equally startling richness.”
Booklist (starred review)
“Travel to a mysterious land where birds and bears can be the same size, shadowed forests pose vague threats, volcanoes erupt with human expressions, and animals hide in burned-out trees to escape the dangers of war.”
School Library Journal (starred review)
“Readers will enjoy this journal filled with mystery and wonder, and perhaps be inspired to pen a letter to a loved one delineating their own amazing undertakings.”
The Horn Book Magazine
“A unique picture book about friendship, adventure, and the wonders of the world.”