Rooted in an Inuit folktale from Greenland, this picture book celebrates the reciprocal relationship between humans and nature. When a lonely old woman finds a bear cub freezing on the ice, she adopts him as her own. He grows up in the village, becoming beloved by all as he plays with the children and helps the men hunt. When he is attacked by hunters from another village, the old woman heals his wounds—and comes to realize that it is time to let go.
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