The Bear

Bjørnen

Carlsen’s Illustrated Short-Stories are brief, beautifully illustrated stories created by some of Denmark’s very best authors and illustrators. Suitable as easy reading for older children.


Tina Sakura Bestle is an experienced Danish writer with a poetic and precise language. She has won the Danish Cultural Institute's 2022 Author Prize for the story, The Bear.

Signe Kjær is a Danish illustrator of books and magazines.

The Bear

Bjørnen

Carlsen’s Illustrated Short-Stories are brief, beautifully illustrated stories created by some of Denmark’s very best authors and illustrators. Suitable as easy reading for older children.


Tina Sakura Bestle is an experienced Danish writer with a poetic and precise language. She has won the Danish Cultural Institute's 2022 Author Prize for the story, The Bear.

Signe Kjær is a Danish illustrator of books and magazines.

Synopsis

A powerful and passionate story about the importance of setting boundaries and reclaiming your power. 

Carli has just started her A-levels when she and a group of other students are invited to an exclusive fresher’s week party, hosted by the third-year boys. Carli is specially singled out among the many girls and feels flattered and excited about the evening.

But when the night ends up as a traumatic experience for her, only her own inner strength can heal her wounds. The bear in her awakes.

Part of Books from Denmark, Autumn 2021 (selected by the Danish Arts' Foundation).

Winner of the Danish Cultural Ministry's Author and Illustrator Prize 2022.

The Bear
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Original Language: Danish
Original Publisher: Forlaget Carlsen
Published: April, 2021
48 pages
Category: Children's Books
Sub-category: YA
Genre: Realism
Available material: English sample

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