Addis Berner Bear Forgets

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008 - Bears - 32 pages
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When Addis Berner Bear arrives in the city, it's so big and confusing and so loud and fast, that he forgets why he has come . . . A beautiful story about belonging, with a heart-warming ending, from the talented author-illustrator of Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Addis Berner Bear, a brown bear, arrives in a large, nameless city amidst the chaos of swirling snow, speeding cars and rushing holiday shoppers. Totally overwhelmed by the city's dizzying pace, Addis ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Joel Stewart grew up in Sheffield after spending his earliest years in a commune in the wilds somewhere near Barnsley. He obtained a first class Honours degree in illustration from Falmouth College of Arts and was already working on his first picture book, The Adventures of a Nose, before he graduated. He plays the banjo and button accordion and likes to draw while watching films, especially ones he's seen before. Other titles illustrated by Joel Stewart include Jabberwocky (Walker Books), Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (Walker Books) and Me and My Mammouth (Macmillan).

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