The Bear and the Star

by Lola M Schaefer

Illustrated by Bethanne Andersen

On Sale: 24/09/2019



About the Book

In this universal celebration of community and love, Bear gathers his friends from near and far to mark the changing of the season.

Acclaimed author Lola M. Schaefer and award-winning artist Bethanne Andersen explores themes of empathy, hope, and peace in this breathtaking picture book that will bring joy to the holidays as well as year round storytimes.

On a cold winter morning, Bear welcomes a new star to the sky and searches for the perfect tree-a majestic evergreen-under which to host a celebration for everyone to enjoy. Almost as if by magic, guests start to arrive. They are feathered, furry, scaled-on the wing, on four paws, on two feet. They are young and old. They bring gifts. They bring love. They bring hope for peace.

The Bear and the Star is a stunning picture book from acclaimed author Lola M. Schaefer and award-winning artist Bethanne Andersen. With a focus on understanding, empathy, community, and hope, it's the ideal choice for family sharing during the holiday season and throughout the year.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062660374
  • ISBN 10: 0062660373
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 24/09/2019
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price: 34.99 AUD
  • Age: From 4 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent


Lola M. Schaefer is the author of several books for children, including An Island Grows; Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once a Flower Bloomed, an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts; and What's Up, What's Down She lives with her husband, Ted, in the mountains of north Georgia, where she occasionally observes the back end of a black bear, coyote, or gray fox.

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