The Girl Who Speaks Bear

Sophie Anderson (Author)

Product Details

$16.99  $15.63
Scholastic Press
Publish Date
March 03, 2020
5.8 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 0.86 pounds

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About the Author

Sophie Anderson grew up in Swansea, studied at Liverpool University, and has worked as a geologist and science teacher. She currently lives in England's Lake District with her husband and enjoys the freedom of homeschooling her three children, walking, canoeing, and daydreaming. She loves to write stories inspired by different folklores, cultures, and landscapes. The House with Chicken Legs was her first novel.


Praise for The Girl Who Speaks Bear:
* Marvelously charmed and charming. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* A gem of a fairy tale, Anderson's sophomore effort offers a dynamic, memorable cast with rich personalities amid lasting messages about belonging, graceful acceptance of aid, and the power of stories. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* Readers...will revel in this new fairy tale that borrows from the old to make something new. -- Booklist, starred review

Praise for The House with Chicken Legs:
#3 Nielsen Bookscan UK Children's and YA Fiction bestseller
Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2019
A Kirkus Best Book of 2018
An American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce selection
Waterstones' Children's Book of the Month
Blackwell's Children's Book of the Month
A Guardian Book of the Month
The Bookseller Children's Book of the Month
The Sunday Times Book of the Week

* A thoughtfully crafted, macabre masterpiece for middle grade readers, this debut novel also has the read-aloud appeal of a beloved folk or fairy tale. -- School Library Journal, starred review

* Heartbreaking, uplifting, and absolutely beautiful. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Utterly magical and highly original. -- The Bookseller