The Girl who Speaks Bear – Miss Williams

Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, Yanka has always  wondered about where she is from. She tries to ignore the strange whispers and looks from the villagers, wishing she was as strong on the inside as she is on the outside. But, when she has to flee her house, looking for answers about who she really is, a journey far beyond one that she ever imagined begins: from icy rivers to smouldering mountains meeting an ever-growing herd of  extraordinary friends along the way.

I absolutely LOVED this book and would definitely give it 10/10. I have previously read The House with Chicken Legs also by Sophie Anderson but I thought this was even better! It took me a while to get into it but once I had started, I couldn’t put it down. I really enjoyed how there were stories within the stories which all came together at the end. Such a clever book with a very special ending. I would particularly recommend it to Year 5 and 6 as it is a long read but well worth it.


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