Little Cub does not know about the world outside, or winter, or the passing seasons. The only home he knows is with his mother in their warm, comfortable den. Before long needles of sunlight start sta
Little Cub does not know about the world outside, or winter, or the passing seasons. The only home he knows is with his mother in their warm, comfortable den. Before long needles of sunlight start stabbing through the den's entrance and Mother Bear knows it is time to go out into the world in search of food. In this bright new world of possibilities Little Cub learns to climb trees and run and play. He helps his mother eat up all the juicy insects and drink the sweet honey.
But there are dangers in this world as well — the air becomes heavy and dark and Mother Bear starts to smell the approaching smoke of a forest fire. It hurts to breathe and their eyes sting. In the chaos of the fire Little Cub discovers he has lost his mother. There are other bears everywhere but they are too dangerous to be around for a young bear like Little Cub. In the aftermath of the fire both Little Cub and Mother Bear will search to find their true safe place in this world — together.
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was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and has been hooked on chalk pastels since grade four. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art in 1982. She is the author of several books for young readers including Where Wild Horses Run, A Team Like No Other, The Saturday Appaloosa, Bibi and the Bull, The Strongest Man This Side of Cremona, Tiger's New Cowboy Boots, and more. Georgia Graham lives with her husband on a tree farm in Central Alberta.
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"This is a very cute little story with some amazing illustrations of a mother bear and her cub."
— Shelf Life
"Wide landscape shots and close-ups of the bears impress alike. An informative book for young nature enthusiasts. "
— Kirkus Reviews
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2016 High Plains Book Award winner in the Children's Book category
The High Plains Books Awards recognize regional authors and/or literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains. The High Plains region includes Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Winner of the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards' R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature