The Dancing Bear

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HarperCollins, Jan 1, 1994 - Bears - 57 pages
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Nothing disturbs the peace of a French village until the arrival of a bear cub. Adopted by the orphaned Roxanne, he quickly becomes part of village life, and the village grows to be famous for its honey. Then a film company arrives to make a video starring Niki, the pop singer, as the Pied Piper.

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User Review  - agdturner - LibraryThing

This is a short story about a small and fairly isolated village in the mountains and how it gained a pet bear and about the big wide world of fame and fortune that comes to visit and offers a new life ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Readers of Morpurgo's Waiting for Anya (1990), which also featured an orphaned bear cub, may feel this novella is set in the same tiny, sheepherding village in the French Pyrenees. Roxanne, a sweet ... Read full review


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Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include 'Shadow', 'A Medal for Leroy' and 'Little Manfred'.

His novel 'War Horse' has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children's Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.

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