The Last Polar Bears

The Last Polar Bears

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Grandfather is off on an expedition to the North Pole to find the Last Polar Bears and with him goes Roo - a dog of character and strong views. The intrepid explorers set sail on the good ship 'Unsinkable' and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Eccentric, moving and very funny, their story is told through a series of extraordinary letters.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 126 x 188 x 10mm | 18.14g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • b&w line illustrations
  • 0140363823
  • 9780140363821
  • 135,580

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Harry Horse was born in Coventry. He wrote and illustrated several children's books - including THE OGOPOGO, which won the Scottish Arts Council Writers' Award. He was well-known as a political cartoonist and produced cartoons for the New Yorker, The Guardian, Scotland on Sunday and The Scotsman. Harry died in 2007.

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One of my all time favourite books. I discovered this book on World Book Day many years ago and happily went up to the register clutching the book and my book token. I laughed so much reading the antics of Roo and Grandfather. It's an absolutely wonderful book, I can't express how much I adore it. It's 80 pages long, oh I wish it was longer but I'm only now (many years later) purchasing the 3 other books that followed in "The Last..." series. I can't wait to read them. The Last Polar Bears is a beautiful tale of Grandfather's expedition to the North Pole to see with his own eyes, The Last Polar Bears. He brings his dog Roo, who only goes on the belief that there will be ice cream and who is the true star of the show. Roo is hilarious and smart and absolutely wonderful! I can't do the book justice with the sentences I've typed. Just know that if you read this book, you won't regret it. Five stars every more
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