Congratulations author Hannah Gold and Arena illustrator Levi Pinfold whose collaboration was voted Best Story by schoolchildren across the country.
The Last Bear by Hannah Gold and illustrated by Levi Pinfold is a moving tale that mixes the adventure of life in the Arctic Circle with danger, excitement, a touching exploration of April's relationship with her father, and a thought-provoking exploration of the climate emergency.
This beautifully written story - featuring captivating illustrations from Levi Pinfold, has a message not to be afraid to try to make positive differences because each small thing can make an impact, whether that’s to a person, an animal, or the planet.
'To me, good stories are the ultimate enjoyment. It doesn’t matter what kind of person you are; you can guarantee someone has written a story which will grab you and not let go. And to those of you who might be sitting on the fence about picking up a book: Take a chance, try something that looks good, it can change your life! It did mine.' Levi Pinfold
The Last Bear, published by Harper Collins has also been shortlisted for the prestigious Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2022!