Dancing Bear
Michael Morpurgo, Read by Sir Ian McKellen

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Narrated By: Sir Ian McKellen

Duration: 47 minutes

What to expect

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…

Genre

Children's / Teenage: Nature & animal stories

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It’s rare to find a story that combines so successfully a contemporary plot and modern morality with a feel for legend and fairy tale.
She Magazine