The Last Bear

The Last Bear

Paperback Published on: 06/01/2022
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The Last Bear
Fall head over heels with April and Bear
Imagine going into an island in the middle of nowhere - Bear Island, they call it. Only there are no bears. Not anymore! Or so April is told... A though-p... READ MORE
The Last Bear
A remarkable story
My last book of 2022 was a true delight. It is aimed at more of a younger audience that what I usually read but a great book is a great book and I'd only h... READ MORE
Jimbo James
The Last Bear
A Stirring Eco Adventure With So Much Heart
April has more connection with animals than people. When her father takes her to Bear Island in the Arctic Circle when he is there to research climate chan... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
The Last Bear
A Moving Friendship and a Plea for the Planet
April’s Dad is a scientist and when he is sent to a remote island in the Arctic Circle to carry out vital conservation research she goes with him. As he sa... READ MORE
Jane Mac
The Last Bear
The Last Bear
This is a book that stays with you long after reading it, I thought it was fantastic. The relationship between April and the bear is so magical and relays ... READ MORE
Dominic at Lancaster


Shortlisted for The British Book Awards 2022 Children's Fiction Book of the Year

Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for April 2022

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.

Imagine making friends with a polar bear... The Last Bear is perfect for readers of 8+, beautifully illustrated throughout by Levi Pinfold - winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and illustrator of Harry Potter 20th anniversary edition covers.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008411312
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 185 x 130 x 24 mm

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The Last Bear
As unique as a snowflake.
USA Edition Cover Art by Kate Slater Published by Harper, an Imprint of Harper Collins Publishing (Paperback) Wow! A story as unique as a snowflake. Th... READ MORE
KC Chamberlain
The Last Bear
Heart warming adventure
The Last Bear is a heart-warming story about a young girl, April, who travels to Bear Island with her father for his work. She thinks that while they are t... READ MORE
Joanne Gibbons
The Last Bear
Absolutely breath-taking
This story was breathtaking! I enjoyed every minute reading 'The Lost Bear' - so packed with emotion but also deeply challenging and a story to inspire cha... READ MORE
The Last Bear
I loved it
It made me stop and think witch not a lot of books do and it created a type of excitement every time I opened it up :)
Annabelle  Roper
The Last Bear
My review on the last bear
This is a great book with a very gentle story of a girl and bear that encourages us to think about climate change and shows the effects of what we are doin... READ MORE
Jessica Millard
The Last Bear
The most incredible, heartwarming book.
Creating awareness for our planet and the bears, this book is as comforting as a hot chocolate. You will fall in love with April, Bear and Peanut-butter as... READ MORE
Melanie Oliver
The Last Bear
Magnificent and full of hope!
I read and review lots of children's books and sometimes there is that book I just didn't get around to reading. I know, right? With the sequel 'Finding Be... READ MORE
Chris Soul UK
The Last Bear
A book that will inspire the next generation of conservationists and naturalists!
We follow self-proclaimed animal whisperer April Wood, who lives with her meteorologist father and a family of urban foxes who live in their overgrown back... READ MORE
The Last Bear
A beautiful celebration of nature
I often don’t read books that everyone has raved about because I’m worried they won’t live up to my expectations but this one exceeded them and then some. ... READ MORE
Helen Jones