|Lars, the little polar bear, is so tired after going with his father on his first hunting trip. He falls asleep on the ice and sleeps so soundly that he doesn’t hear the ice crack. His ice bed breaks off, he drifts south, and he wakes up in the middle of the sea, where it is getting warmer and warmer. This is where his adventures begin. He makes new friends, including Henry the hippopotamus. Lars gets homesick and wants to find his way back home. He gets help from Marcus the eagle and Samson the whale. Lars is finally reunited with his father, who catches Samson a big fish to thank him. The soft-colored illustrations have been refreshed in this Little Polar Bear 30th Anniversary Edition. mjw|
|Title: Little Polar Bear: Where Are You Going Lars?
Author: Hans de Beer
Illustrator: Hans de Beer
Publisher: NorthSouth Books, Inc.
Original Language: German
Original Title: Kleiner Eisbar – Wohin fahrst du, Lars?
Original Publisher: NordSud Verlag AG, Switzerland
Original Copyright: 1987
Paperback pages: 32
Age range: 4-8
Genre: Picture Book
Book setting: North Pole, Tropics
Author’s ethnicity: Dutch
Illustrator’s ethnicity: Dutch
Subjects: Bears, North Pole, Polar bears