Little Polar Bear and the Big Balloonby Hans de Beer, Rosemary Lanning (Translator)
Lars, the little polar bear, dreams of flying in the sky like a bird. One day, he meets a lost puffin who cannot fly home because his wings are sticky with oil. Always ready to help a friend in need, Lars takes the little puffin to the healing waters of the hot spring where they discover a bright red hot-air balloon. At last, it seems that Lars's dream of exploring the sky will come true! But Lars had no idea that flying high above the ground would be so scary.
Author Biography: Hans de Beer was born in Muiden, a small town near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He went on to study illustration at the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam. Hans de Beer's Little Polar Bear books enjoy great international success. They have been published in 18 languages and in 27 countries.
Meet the Author
Hans de Beer was born in 1957 in Muiden, near Amsterdam. After briefly studying history, he attended courses at the Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. His dissertation on Lars, the little polar bear, gained him international success and countless awards, and it has so far been translated into thirty languages. Today he lives as a freelance illustrator with his partner, an Italian illustrator, and they have homes in Amsterdam and just outside Florence.
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