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  • Published: 7 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9781409047773
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

The Rainbow Bear




Written by the author of WAR HORSE, this is the poignant story of a polar bear who longs to soak himself in all the colours of the rainbow.

The polar bear is bored of his white environment and his hard life. He dreams of soaking himself in all the luminous colours of the rainbow. But when his wish is granted, he realises to his cost that his arctic camouflage no longer works and he needs the advice of others to escape his prism...

A moving tale of hopes and dreams from an award-winning picture book team. The lyrical text is complemented by beautiful watercolours in which the joy and pain of the Rainbow Bear sing out.

  • Published: 7 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9781409047773
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the author

Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpurgo has written over 120 books, many of them award-winning. His most well-known work, War Horse, was adapted into a multi-Oscar nominated film by Steven Spielberg, and a widely-acclaimed play at the National Theatre.

In 2003 Michael became the third Children's Laureate, a position he helped create with the poet Ted Hughes.

With his wife, Clare, he set up the charity Farms for City Children, and for their pioneering work they were both awarded the MBE in 1999.

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Praise for The Rainbow Bear

'...a beautifully told, lyrical work with sumptuous illustrations' The Bookseller

'...a fable about the folly of trying to become something that you naturally are not. It is a multicoloured metamorphosis, gracefully told and elegantly concluded...' The Observer

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