When a little princess advertises for a big, cuddly bear friend, the replies come from all over the world. But the bear with the friendliest eyes, Kvitebjørn, is the bear she chooses and thus begins a most unconventional friendship.
The sweetest friendship story we've seen in a long time, this is a snowy frolic with style. Starring a lovable little girl and a big cuddly bear, children and adults will surely want a Kvitebjørn of their own!
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Stina Langl Ørdal went to art college in Kingston, London and has recently returned to her native Norway, where she enjoys long walks in the snow and ice skating. This is her first book and she is currently working on her second title. Princess Aasta was written as a major project during her second year at Kingston University. It is based on a Norwegian folktale called "Kvitebjørn Kong Valemon."From Publishers Weekly:
In this ethereal Scandinavian tale, lonely Princess Aasta places a classified ad: "Little princess seeking big, cuddly bear friend." The young princess, whose creased round face, sleepy eyes and rosy button nose give her the appearance of a newborn infant, receives many letters and photos in response. She chooses to meet a huge polar bear named Kvitebjírn, and they become inseparable. Aasta and Kvitebjírn's relationship borders on true love (they "wanted to be together always"), and the girl's father keeps an eye on them from behind an apple tree: "The King was worried about having a big, dangerous Ursus maritimus running about in his garden./ But when he saw how much fun the two of them had together, he left them alone." In an episode that recalls Philip Pullman's fantasy novels, the heroine goes on a northerly journey with her friend, and evocative illustrations contrast the bear's snow-white fur and the tiny princess's ruby-red gown against vast skies of eggplant-purple and midnight blue. írdal, who bases this story on a Norwegian folktale, uses a scribbly pen-and-ink line on white negative space to create her uncluttered images. She summarizes her themes in the opening endpapers, which picture one set of cool-blue bear tracks in snow, and the closing endpapers, which depict two sets of tracks side-by-side. This romantic tale takes place in a cold climate, but presents a friendship in full bloom. Ages 4-8.
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