Moon Bear

A boy and his bear, both longing to be free . . .

Gill Lewis

Suitable for:  10+ (boys and girls)

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-279354-6
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Paperback: 304 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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When a sick cub arrives at the cruel bear farm, no one expects it to survive. But twelve-year-old Tam refuses to give up hope - he nurses the bear back to health and they form an unbreakable bond.

Tam swears to return his bear to the wild - but in a world torn apart by indifference and greed, will Tam ever be able to keep his promise?


  • Beautiful, deeply moving story of a boy and his bear, perfect for older Michael Morpurgo fans.
  • Best-selling and award-winning author with a fast-growing fan base in the UK and overseas.
  • Major national consumer advertising and PR campaigns planned to tie in with publication.
  • Previous title: 'White Dolphin' 9780192756213.
  • Features beautiful chapter artwork by Mark Owen and extra material including facts about moon bears and a letter from the author.
  • Visit Gill Lewis's website at
  • Also available as an eBook.

This page was last updated on 13 August 2022 at 04:30 GMT


  • 'Lewis cements her position as a major children's writer with a powerful new wildlife novel about the South-East Asian bear trade. Highly recommended.' - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
  • 'There is sufficient Laotian history and culture woven in to provide an authentic, intriguing setting, along with just the right measure of suspense.' - Kirkus reviews
  • 'Gill Lewis' eye-opening account of bear farming is utterly chilling.' - Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian
  • 'Moon Bear by Gill Lewis is a moving story about a boy and a bear in captivity in Laos. It shows how ideas of freedom are relative to one another, particularly nature and mankind, the city and the jungle.' - Jon Walter, WRD magazine
  • 'It's rare when an exploration of so many important social issues is accomplished in such an entertaining and moving manner.' - Chris Brandon Whitaker, Kidliterati
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