Little Bear Reviews

‘Little Bear is a lyrical retelling of a folktale from Greenland, written by award-winning author Dawn Casey and radiantly illustrated by award-winning artist Amanda Hall. When a lonely old woman finds a polar bear cub with no mother of his own, she adopts him, and cares for him as he grows. The bear cub rides in her hood and sleeps by her side. But when he is wounded by hunters from another village, the old woman begins to understand that bears belong in the wild. A tender story of loving and learning to let go, Little Bear celebrates the relationship between a human being and a wild animal and will touch the hearts of readers young and old.’

 Good Reads – Link


‘Rooted in an Inuit folktale from Greenland, this picture book celebrates the reciprocal relationship between humans and nature. When a lonely old woman finds a bear cub freezing on the ice, she adopts him as her own. He grows up in the village, becoming beloved by all as he plays with the children and helps the men hunt. When he is attacked by hunters from another village, the old woman heals his wounds—and comes to realize that it is time to let go.’

 Forward Reviews, Children’s Spotlight Section/ Danielle Ballantyne Link


“The world loves folktales . . . they meet an elemental need: a need for connection. They are also a great portal into different cultures and nations. Little Bear: An Inuit Folktale delivers on all these counts.”

—Portland Book Review