Monday, March 9, 2020

Bibliophile's Corner

The Girl who Speaks Bear
by Sophie Anderson

Goodreads Description:
Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, 12-year-old Yanka has always felt out of place in her small village. When she wakes up to find that her legs have become bear legs, she sets off into the forest to discover who she is, on a journey that takes her from icy rivers to smoldering mountains, with an ever-growing group of misfits alongside her. Interwoven with traditional stories of bears, princesses, and dragons, Yanka's journey is a gorgeously lyrical adventure from the best-selling author of The House with Chicken Legs.

My Thoughts:
The awareness of this whimsical fantasy novel for young readers came across my path on Twitter - I'm so glad it did! It features a cast of anthropomorphic animals, a shapeshifting protagonist, and a puzzling plot. My copy arrived from Great Britain, but I've learned that it was also recently released in the States. The talented storyteller, Sophie Anderson, has spun a middle grade tale not to be missed! I highly recommend The Girl who Speaks Bear to readers aged eight to twelve.

Click here to learn about the author, Sophie Anderson.

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