Dancing Bear

Dancing Bear

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Somu the bear is unusual. He can dance! But Somu wants to be unchained. Can his friend Altaf understand this? Will Altaf ever set him free? This story describes the true plight of dancing bears in India and has been commended by wildlife organizations and educational institutions.

This poignant story by Manasi Subramaniam about friendship and animal rights is illustrated sensitively by Korean illustrators Gwangjo and Jung-a Park in watercolors.

Manasi Subramaniam is an award-winning writer of fiction and poetry.

Gwangjo and Jung-a Park are a team of Korean artists who have illustrated several award-winning picture books.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 198.12 x 223.52 x 5.08mm | 113.4g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 8181902009
  • 9788181902009
  • 2,325,731

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All in all however, Dancing Bear has a heartwarming moral and teaches valuable lessons to youngsters while providing interesting cultural insights.--Patrick Elliott "San Francisco Book Review "
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About Manasi Subramaniam

Manasi Subramaniam: Manasi is a writer based in Chennai and is the editor at Karadi Tales. She is an MA in Literature and a former recipient of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association short fiction prize for Asia. This is her first book for children.
Gwangjo: Gwangjo studied at Korea University and during his undergraduate degree won the support from the Buchon Cartoon Information Centre. He currently works as a professional comic and graphic novel artists and illustrator.
Jung-a Park: Jung-a Park was studied illustration at SI Illustration School, one of the most prestigious schools in Korea. She works as a graphic novel artist and professional illustrator.
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