Children & Young Adults

Photo: Zafar Iqbal


The Bear
Published 2021, 48 pages


Forlaget Carlsen

Foreign rights:

Babel Bridge
Tine Nielsen,

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Children & Young Adults

The Bear

Carli has just begun gymnasium when she and an handful of other new students are invited to the exclusive “cuddling dinner” hosted by the third-year boys. Carli was specially singled out among many girls and is looking forward to the evening. But when the night ends up destroying something inside her only nature and Carli’s own inner-strength can heal her wounds. The Bear awakes.

A powerful and passionate story about setting boundaries and reclaiming your power.

About the author

Tina Sakura, born 1975, debuted in 2004 with the picture book Jok, and has since published numerous books, such as Papirdrengen (The Paper-boy) and Skyggefugl (Shadow-bird). In 2015 she received the Danish Arts Foundation’s three-year working grant.

Signe Kjær graduated from Design School Kolding in 2010. She debuted as a children book illustrator with the book Cirkus Svimmel (Circus Dizzy, written by Erik Trigger, 2014).

Text translated by Sharon Rhodes