Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Dancing Bear

Posted by Life Explorer at 8:20 AM
Written by Michael Morpurgo
Illustrated by Christian Birmingham

ISBN: 978-000674511
A gentle and deeply moving story of a young girl and her bear, told with great charm by a master storyteller. High in the mountains, in a tiny village, an abandoned bear cub is adopted by a lonely orphan child. Soon they are inseparable, beloved by the whole village -- safe, until the arrival of a glamorous film crew who need a dancing bear!

My Comment:
The story featured an orphaned bear cub. And Roxanne(7-year-old) who lives alone with her 'dour and unloving' grandfather in the French Pyrenees. Life is ruled by the mountains, sheep, snow and drought there. She finds and adopts the bear cub(his name is Bruno). Her fatger opposed initially that she want to keep Bruno the bear cub. One person who has a different idea thinks keeping the bear cub will bring some positive benefits. So her father was convinced by that.
Years later, Roxanne who a sweet girl sings like an angel. Finally, the media find and interest, the outside world intervenes: Bruno is to become a performing, dancing bear and Roxanne a singing star. This a very moving tale.

1 comments on "The Dancing Bear"

Peggy on September 23, 2010 at 12:43 PM said...

Thanks for stopping by the other day.
I came over to visit and I like what i see.
Please come back and follow me too. I love new friends! Have a great weekend.

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