The Polar Bear in the Garden
The Polar Bear in the Garden

The Polar Bear in the Garden

Written by Richard Jones
4 - 8
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Oct 4, 2022
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A gentle story of learning to say goodbye to a loved one One day, a child finds a polar bear in their garden. But this is no ordinary polar bear; it can fit in the palm of the child’s hand! As the days of the week go by from Monday to Sunday, the polar bear grows bigger and bigger. Soon, the child knows they must see the polar bear home safely. So off they sail, together, journeying across the sea in search of the polar bear’s home. And just as the bear outgrows the boat–land ho! With exquisite skill and compassion, Richard Jones has crafted a profoundly moving story with tender illustrations and themes that will resonate with anyone who has loved and had to let go.

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friendshipanimalsdeathtimepolar bearshuman-animal relationshipssocial themesdeath, grief, and bereavementimagination and playsailing



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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    October 4, 2022
    Peachtree Publishers
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years

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