Shortlist year: 
2020
Shortlist category: 
Children's literature
Published by: 
Dirt Lane Press

About the book

'Winter of the White Bear' by Martin Ed Chatterton

'Winter of the White Bear' blurs the boundaries between fable, folk tale and social realism. It tells of a small forest bear who is orphaned and enslaved by a polar bear, then forced to fish in dangerous icy seas. When the little bear nearly drowns, an ancestral dream puts her in touch with her inner strength so that, with cunning and initiative, she finds a way to break away and return home to freedom.