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  • Published: 1 December 2009
  • ISBN: 9781842709160
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

The Bear's Winter House


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Paperback reissue of this classic picture book, illustrated by Quentin Blake.

The bear is behaving very strangely indeed: collecting moss, logs and branches to build a winter house, so that this winter he will be able to sleep, instead of staying awake, shivering, as usual. The other animals think this is silly, and laugh at him, but when winter comes, bear is cosy in his winter house while the other animals suffer in the cold. Being a very kind bear, he invites the others to share his winter house. Unfortunately for the bear, they are too excited to sleep, and it seems he will get no rest at all this winter! But when spring arrives, he finds a solution...

  • Pub date: 1 December 2009
  • ISBN: 9781842709160
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Authors

John Yeoman

John Yeoman was for many years Head of English at the French Lycée in London. His collaboration with Quentin Blake began in 1960, and has resulted in a long list of successful children’s books of which a number of earlier well-loved titles are now being republished by Andersen Press for new generations of readers.

Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children’s Laureate. In the 2013 New Year’s Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.


Praise for The Bear's Winter House

“Charming winter tale.”

The Bookseller

“Quentin Blake's illustrations are, as ever, delightful and full of loveable characters.”

Child Education

“Delightful, gentle and warm-hearted story which the pictures and colouring match absolutely.”

School Librarian

“Perfect for talking about sharing, seasons and friendship.”

Early Years Educator


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