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    Finding Bear by Hannah Gold | Book Review

    Finding Bear by Hannah Gold | Book ReviewFinding Bear by Hannah Gold
    Published by HarperCollins UK on September 28, 2023
    Genres: Middle Grade / Contemporary
    Pages: 352
    Format: eBook

    The unmissable follow-up to the phenomenal bestselling and award-winning The Last Bear. Beautifully illustrated by Levi Pinfold and perfect for readers 8+

    April Wood has returned home from her adventure on Bear Island. But, over a year later, she can’t stop thinking about Bear.

    When April hears that a polar bear has been shot and injured in Svalbard, she’s convinced it’s her friend and persuades her dad to travel with her to the northernmost reaches of the Arctic. So begins an unforgettable journey across frozen tundra and icy glaciers.

    But along the way, she discovers much more than she bargained for – a tiny polar bear cub, desperately in need of her help. In freezing temperatures, April must navigate the dangerous Arctic terrain and face her deepest fears if she’s to save him.

    Beautifully illustrated by Levi Pinfold, Finding Bear is a stunning story of survival and a heartwarming tale of love that shows us how hope is born from the smallest of beginnings.

    ‘A beautifully written and illustrated story of determination, courage and hope’ The Sun

    ‘Magically inspiring’ Daily Mail

    I wasn’t expecting The Last Bear to get a sequel, but look what’s here! Finding Bear is the follow up to April’s first journey to the arctic. In this book, she follows Bear’s call and has to help save his cub.

    As always with Hannah Gold’s books, this one was full of heart and bravery, and I loved it a lot. I didn’t enjoy it as much as The Last Bear, admittedly, but I had the best time following April around the arctic again.

    I got super emotional at some points, especially when April was talking about climate change and how we can try to help the wildlife being impacted by human mistakes. It’s a topic that I’m very passionate about, and I always love when books include it in the narrative.

    Overall, Finding Bear is a lovely follow up to an already great story. You won’t regret picking it up!