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Little Polar Bear and the Pandas

Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

A brand new story featuring Lars, the beloved little polar bear!

The Arctic is teeming with tourists. Little polar bear, Lars, wants to steer clear of humans and their big snow vehicles. But when he catches a whiff of something delicious on their ship, he decides to investigate. Before Lars knows it, he’s on an adventurous trip to China where he meets two lovely pandas. Can these new friends who are so different help him find his way home?

This new story about the beloved little polar bear will delight children and is a great reminder that friends can be found anywhere.

About The Author

Hans de Beer was born in Muiden, near Amsterdam, Holland. After briefly studying history, he finished his studies at the Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. Little Polar Bear, Hans’s art school graduation project, brought him worldwide success and countless awards, and has been translated into thirty languages so far. Today Hans lives and works as a freelance illustrator with his wife, the Italian illustrator Serena Romanelli, in Amsterdam and near Florence, Italy. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (March 16, 2021)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735844285
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

Readers never worry that Little Polar bear won’t find his way home and the lovely illustrations bring the trip to life. A nice addition to the series.

– Catherine Coyne, Youth Services Book Review

Large sections of text are frequently broken up by beautiful, wordless pages of illustration that capture the adorable protagonist and gentle drama of his explorations...Lars’ adventure abroad focuses on China’s natural world and the famous Great Wall, avoiding the pitfall of cultural voyeurism.

– Booklist

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