Jacket for 'The Good Bear'


UK – Simon & Schuster

The Good Bear

By Sarah Lean

Published Oct 2020


A story that will warm your heart and take you on an adventure you will never forget.

Gently I pushed my fingers into his fur, through the roughness of his outer protective coat, deep into the warmest finer hair.  His heart beat powerfully and slow.

‘You’re a good bear,’ I said.

‘Nobody is going to hurt you.’

It’s the Christmas holidays and Thea is looking forward to spending them with her father.

But when Thea arrives in snowy Norway, everything feels… wrong.

Her father is distant, and now she has to share him with his new family.  Then Thea makes a surprising discovery.  Deep in the woods by the house, is a bear.  He’s scared and hungry and he desperately needs Thea’s help.

Thea must prove to everyone that he’s not dangerous – he’s a good bear- if she’s to save him.