The Girl Who Speaks Bear

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$16.99  $15.80
Scholastic Press
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5.8 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 0.86 pounds

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About the Author
Sophie Anderson lives in England's Lake District with her husband, four children, and a Border collie. She enjoys wandering, daydreaming, and storytelling. Her bestselling novels have won the Independent Bookshop Book of the Year Award, and been shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal twice. Visit her online at
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