Addis Berner Bear Forgets
by Joel Stewart
When Addis Berner Bear arrives in the city, it’s so big and confusing, and so loud and fast, that he forgets why he has come. With help from some – and hindrance from others – Addis Berner Bear must rediscover why he’s there and what he’s supposed to do. His great realization – he’s a trumpet player – gives true meaning to his life and brings pleasure and joy to others.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 30th 2008 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
(first published 2008)
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Addis Berner Bear arrived in the city on a snowy winter day. He quickly became lost in the big and confusing, loud and fast city. It was so loud and fast that Addis forgot everything he left behind and why he’d come to the city. He wandered the streets trying to remember why he had come, but no one could tell him because they had forgotten too. And then he was robbed of his only possession, a shiny trumpet in a black case. As he tells his tale of woe to his friend, a homeless woman in tattered c...more
Joel Stewart is the illustrator of several books for children, including TALES OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN and THE ADVENTURES OF A NOSE. He lives in London.More about Joel Stewart...