Frankie Stine sets out to win a bear at the local funfair. The bear is a present for his little sister. Right from the start the bear looks grumpy, but soon it's clear that the grumpiness is the least of Frankie's problems - the bear seems to have a strange power over him. His friend Jess thinks it's his mind playing tricks, but Frankie knows she's wrong. He has to get rid of the bear before it does something really, really terrible.
This horror novel is part of the Wordtamer Press 'Quick Words' series aimed at readers aged 8-14 who enjoy shorter length but fast paced cliff hanger story lines. It includes creative writing 'tips and tricks' from the award winning author Judy Waite, offering additional activities which fit into schools' curriculum as well as connecting with the globally renowned free creative writing educational website 'wordtamer'.