By: Bibi Dumon Tak
Illustrated by: Philip Hopman
When a group of Polish soldiers stationed in Iran during World War II trade a penknife, a tin of beef, and some money for an orphaned bear cub, it’s the start of a very special friendship – and a remarkable story.
The bear travels with the soldiers throughout the war, providing constant entertainment with his antics. His mischief gets him into plenty of trouble along the way, but he also provides unexpected encouragement amid the grim realities of war.
Based on a series of actual events, Bibi Dumon Tak's powerful and surprising novel offers readers a glimpse at this fascinating piece of history.
Recommended Reading Age: 4-12 years