The Island and the Bear
Anything can happen anywhere. Anywhere was an island. Anything was a bear.
One morning on a quiet island in the Scottish Hebrides, a bear appeared from nowhere. A bear who needed to find his way home.
'Greig weaves magic in every line she writes.'
-- The Herald
'A truly delightful book, one to share with anyone who will appreciate the sparse but beautiful use of language, combined with dramatic but heartfelt illustrations.'
-- Books for Keeps
'With Louise Greig's gently rhyming text and Vanya Nastanlieva's wonderfully evocative hand-drawn illustrations, this is one of those children's books that is a joy to read to little bears.'
-- The Press & Journal
'The story has a rather ethereal feeling about it, like a folk tale though based on a true story from the Scottish Hebrides. The soft, beautiful illustrations create a lovely tale.'
-- Youth Services Book Review
'The Island and the Bear' is a true animal fable that has a message of overcoming fear with love at its core. It is a great gift from an area celebrated for its isolated, wild, sea-framed beauty, poetry, and music.'
-- Midwest Book Review
'It features lovely illustrations by Vanya Nastanlieva, which aptly capture the moods and shapes of the Hebridean coastline.'
-- West Coast Review
Posted on 05/04/17 in Design and Illustration
The Island and the Bear by Louise Greig is one of our latest Picture Kelpies published this Spring. The book is inspired by a true story that has sinc …read more >