Sister Bear: A Norse Tale (Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2011 ) has been adapted by Jane Yolen with illustrations by Linda Graves. In this book, the author retells a traditional Norse folk story by converting the main character from a boy to a smart, brave girl called Halva.
Here is the synopsis of Sister Bear from the book cover:
There was a young girl named Halva up in Finnmark who found a white bear cub alone in the woods...
Halva takes the cub home, where they name her Sister Bear. Not only does Sister Bear hunt for the family and protect Halva, but she likes to dance while Halva plays the flute.
Halva decides to show off Sister Bear to the king of Denmark. But on their journey, they run into trouble with some big, ugly, hungry trolls, and Halva learns just how lucky she is to have a loving friend like Sister Bear.
I love Sister Bear. The illustrations are amazing and there is something so wonderful and comforting about traditional folktales regardless of how they are changed. With part of the story taking place during Christmas time this would be a great gift for a smart, brave girl in your life (boys will like this book as well)!
Thank you to Raab Associates for my sample used in this review, opinions are honest, review by Michelle.
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