Tor the Bear is a little teddy bear with a huge heart, who loves new adventures, carrots and singing. He lives with his human in the Western part of Norway, close to fjords and mountains.
Several of his adventures are turned into children´s books, with beautiful photos and around 1000 words. Each book contains a song made by him during the course of the story.
In the stories he bakes, grows vegetables, fishes, travels, plays, celebrates Christmas, goes skiing and hangs out with friends. He is allowed to try new things and to make his own mistakes. Always with loving guidance from his human, who offers creative answers and explanations to life and living.
In this book we get to follow him into the forest on a beautiful spring day. While fishing he suddenly hears a strange sound, which leads him into a rescue operation. Luckily he has some stuff in his rucksack that can be used to rescue a little teddy bear. To help the scared teddy he makes "The Climbing Down - song», and little by little everything turns out well.
Children of all ages will be delighted by this story about friendship, courage and life´s simple pleasures.
About the Author
Reading, writing, music and visual arts are activities she has enjoyed and nurtured from an early age. After completing the compulsory education in Norway she studied music for a couple of years, then enjoyed an apprenticeship as a photographer for six months. Instead of becoming a professional photographer she decided to have an academic education, and earned a master's degree in sociology a few years later. Life as a mother of two made her want to become a teacher, so she studied pedagogy, mathematics and music, and obtained a bachelor's degree in English.
When her father died of cancer in 2014 she got quite sentimental about the loss of his spirit and personality from her and the family's lives. This was when "Tor the Bear" was born as an idea. A few months later he was "born" as a knitted teddy bear, who has inherited much of her father's spirit, courage and love of live.
Creating the stories, taking the photographs, writing the texts, composing and recording the songs and designing the books gives Lin-Marita energy and inspiration. She hopes that the books about Tor the Bear, and his songs found on Youtube, will entertain and inspire readers of all ages.