Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Moon Bear news...

Peace by Piece... is Animals Asia's new landmark campaign to help rescue and rehabilitate over 130 moon bears in Nanning, China. These bears have been kept in horrendous conditions – many trapped in tiny cages from birth - and farmed for their bile. The courageous plan is to convert the bear farm into a bear sanctuary and education centre. 

Follow the link to see Animal Asia's amazing work...

https://peacebypiece.animalsasia.org/home

Inspired by Animal Asia, three Somerset children baked cakes and ran a dress-as-a-bear for the day and raised a great total of £230 for the charity. 





http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Moved-Bear-book-animal-action/story-21133472-detail/story.html


Little Rebels Book Award  http://littlerebelsaward.wordpress.com

Moon Bear was shortlisted for the Little Rebels Book Award. The award is given by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers and administered by the Letterbox Library, a not-for-profit children's booksellers and social enterprise. They specialise in books which celebrate diversity, equality and inclusion. For more information follow  http://www.letterboxlibrary.com





The event was held in London at the Bishopsgate Institute and I sat in on on a lively panel with Deborah Chancellor and Geraldine McCaughrean, chaired by Wendy Cooling...discussing the importance of little rebels.

Gillian Cross was the ultimate little rebel, winning with her wonderful book After Tomorrow.

Moon Bear in Germany 

I was treated to a sneak preview of the gorgeous cover of the German edition of Moon Bear, published by dtv junior.



Moon Bear in Audio

Moon Bear is now available in audio, read beautifully by Nigel Carrington 





To listen to a short extract ... http://www.audible.com.au/pd/Children/Moon-Bear-Audiobook/B00K1GN7BW

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