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The Last Bear

The Last Bear

Published: 18 Feb 2021

Hardback, 304 pages

Recommended for age 7+ and 9+

By Hannah Gold

Illustrated by Levi Pinfold

Published by HarperCollins Publishers

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This book features in the Lower KS2 Safari Tent collection which is part of The Reading Journey

There are no polar bears left on Bear Island. At least, that's what April's father tells her when his scientific research takes them to this remote Arctic outpost for six months.

But one endless summer night, April meets one. He is starving, lonely and a long way from home. Determined to save him, April begins the most important journey of her life...

This moving story will win the hearts of children the world over and show them that no one is too young or insignificant to make a difference. The Last Bear is a celebration of the love between a child and an animal, a battle cry for our world and an irresistible adventure with a heart as big as a bear's.

Tagged climate action , environment , green issues , islands , natural world and polar bears

Hannah Gold: The Last Bear is a heartwarming story about a girl and her friendship with a polar bear and concern for the environment.

The Best Books Year 4 pack

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An easy purchase pack of 50 curated books. This pack includes recently published picturebooks, fiction, nonfiction and poetry with a focus on Reading for Pleasure. The books are chosen by the Just Imagine selection panel, chaired by Just Imagine's director, Nikki Gamble, author of Exploring Children's Literature and co-author of Guiding Readers.
  • News Hounds: The Dinosaur Discovery
  • Roar Like a Lion
  • The Dastardly Duo
  • Real Pigeons Nest Hard
  • The Universal Zoo
  • Maddy Yip's Guide to Holidays
  • Space Detectives: Cosmic Pet Puzzle
  • Barry Loser: Total Winner
  • The Boy in the Post
  • Tutankhamen's Treasure
  • Peanut Jones and the Illustrated City
  • Real-life Dragons and their Stories of Survival
  • The Greatest Show on Earth
  • Women Who Led The Way : Great Explorers and Adventurers
  • The Last Firefox
  • Arabic Folktales: The Three Princes of Serendip and Other Stories
  • Grandpa Frank's Great Big Bucket List
  • Vi Spy: Never Say Whatever Again #2
  • Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good
  • Ollie Spark and the Accidental Adventure
  • Greta and the Ghost Hunters
  • The Christmas Carrolls
  • A Secret in Time
  • Diary of an Accidental Witch
  • Cookie and the Most Mysterious Mystery in the World
  • Black and British: An Illustrated History
  • Count
  • Gorilla
  • Grimwood
  • Toto the Ninja Cat and the Legend of the Wildcat : Book 5
  • Sky
  • Play Like Your Football Heroes
  • Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell
  • Unbelievable Football 2 : How Football Can Change the World
  • Mummies Unwrapped
  • Mr Shaha's Marvellous Machines
  • Anisha Accidental Detective
  • Brand New Boy
  • Indigo Wilde and the Creatures at Jellybean Crescent #1
  • Indiana Bones
  • How to Talk to a Tiger... and other animals
  • The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.
  • Mort the Meek and the Ravens' Revenge
  • The Last Bear

The Book Band Grey pack

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  • The Last Bear
  • Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet#1
  • How to Save the World with a Chicken and an Egg
  • Planet Omar: Epic Hero Flop : Book 4
  • Planet Omar: Incredible Rescue Mission Book 3
  • Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy Book 2
  • The French Confection
  • South by South East
  • Public Enemy Number 2
  • The Falcon's Malteser
  • The London Eye Mystery
  • The Great Cave
  • The Blurred Man
  • The Unadoptables
  • Head Kid
  • The Person Controller
  • Luna
  • Frost
  • Framed
  • A Library of Lemons
  • The House at the Edge of Magic
  • The Lion Above the Door
  • The Impossible Boy
  • The Bolds
  • Stitch Head : 1
  • The Tail of Emily Windsnap #1
  • Julius Zebra:Entangled with the Egyptians
  • Millions
  • Ottoline and the Purple Fox
  • Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Missing Hippo
  • Fabio The World's Greatest Flamingo Detective: Mystery on the Ostrich Express
  • Emily Windsnap and the Light of the Midnight Sun #5
  • Emily Windsnap and the Siren;s Secret #4
  • Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist
  • Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep #2
  • Julius Zebra: Bundle with the Britons
  • Because of Winn-Dixie
  • Esio Trot
  • The Demon Headmaster and the Prime Minister's Brain
  • The Demon Headmaster Strikes Again
  • Love That Dog
  • The Bolds to the Rescue
  • The Bolds Go Wild

The Library Boost for 9+ pack

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  • Tamarind & the Star of Ishta
  • The Boy Who Met a Whale
  • The Last Bear
  • The Shark Caller
  • Zombierella: Fairy Tales Gone Bad
  • How to Save the World with a Chicken and an Egg
  • The Infinite
  • Little Badman and the Time-travelling Teacher of Doom
  • The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke
  • The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh
  • The Three Impossibles
  • Two Sisters: A Story of Freedom
  • The Wild Way Home
  • Wave Riders
  • Sticky Pines: The Bigwoof Conspiracy
  • Boy, Everywhere
  • Eagle Warrior
  • The Incredible Record Smashers
  • The Strangeworlds Travel Agency Book 1
  • The Wizard in the Wood
  • The Greatest Inventor
  • The Crackledawn Dragon
  • Noah's Gold
  • Emmy Levels Up
  • The Graveyard Riddle
  • The Pear Affair
  • Max Kowalski Didn't Mean It
  • A Bad Day for Jayden
  • Little Bird Lands

The Reading Journey Full Set LKS2 2021 pack

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  • Dog Man:Grime and Punishment #9
  • Bad Panda
  • That's Snow Business!
  • Pizazz vs Perfecto
  • The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2)
  • Maddy Yip's Guide to Life
  • Clever Cakes
  • Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure
  • The Super Sidekicks: Trial of Heroes
  • Journey
  • Stars With Flaming Tails Poems
  • The Last Bear
  • Rumaysa: A Fairytale
  • Mummies Unwrapped
  • Fred Wizarding Wonder
  • Unipiggle: Mermaid Mayhem
  • Nano
  • Coming to England
  • Planet Omar: Epic Hero Flop : Book 4
  • The Library Cat
  • Kate on the Case
  • The Dream Team: Jaz Santos vs. the World
  • Wigglesbottom Primary: Dino Chick
  • The Magic Place
  • Snow Leopard: Grey Ghost of the Mountain
  • Poems Aloud
  • InvestiGators #1
  • What Did the Tree See?
  • Hike
  • Amara and the Bats
  • The Story of Inventions
  • Anisha, Accidental Detective: Granny Trouble
  • The Cooking Club Detectives
  • This Rock, That Rock Poems between you me and the moon