The Girl Who Speaks Bear

The Girl Who Speaks Bear

Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, 12-year-old Yanka has always felt out of place in her small village. When she wakes up to find that her legs have become bear legs, she sets off into the forest to discover who she is, on a journey that takes her from icy rivers to smouldering mountains, with an ever-growing group of misfits alongside her... Interwoven with traditi Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, 12-year-old Yanka has always felt out of place in her small village. When she w...

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Title:The Girl Who Speaks Bear
Author:Sophie Anderson
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1474940676
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

The Girl Who Speaks Bear Reviews

  • Vivienne
    Sep 20, 2019
    ?The Girl Who Speaks Bear? by Sophie Anderson is the story of 12-year old Yanka, who is known in her village as ?Yanka the Bear?. This is not because she had been found as a toddler by her adopted mother outside a bear cave, as only a few people know of this, but because she is...
  • Elliott
    Jul 21, 2019
    For as long as I can remember, I have adored Russian fairy tales and folklore with its amazing creations of the firebird, Koschei the Deathless, and, especially, the Baba Yaga. When I read The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson, I was enthralled with how she was able to bring s...
  • Michelle Harrison
    Aug 04, 2019
    A gorgeously magical, lyrical fairy tale. A story within a story. Sophie Anderson?s writing is beautiful. ...
  • Wendy Harrison
    Oct 08, 2019
    I was drawn to this book just by its title. I really love bears so anything with them is an instant hit with me. The cover is beautiful too. I had read a lot about this author due to the success of her first book. Which I hadn't read. So came to Reading this with an open mind. Readi...
  • Kelly
    Aug 17, 2019
    The most wonderful, beautiful book filled with love, friendship and family. Written in such a unique, but perfect, way, the book is filled with magical stories that help Yanka, the main character, discover who she is and who she wants to be. This book should be on everyone's reading li...
  • Peter
    Apr 03, 2019
    This book is ROARSOMELY brilliant! My favourite Children?s Book I?ve read so far this year! ...
  • Lily
    Sep 30, 2019
    I?ve been beyond excited for this book ever since I heard about its release, having read The House With Chicken Legs last year and being overwhelmed by how much I loved it. This second book from Anderson promised a return to a world where Yaga Houses walk in the shadows, and a story ...
  • Steph
    Apr 11, 2019
    Storytelling at its very finest. Brilliant characters, beautiful worlds, exciting adventures and powerful messages. I just adored this. Yanka is a character that kids and adults will adore, and relate to! You can?t beat a bit of finding yourself and your people (or animals) with a go...
  • The Librarian Witch
    Sep 09, 2019
    My little folklore-loving heart was thrilled to immerse itself in another of Sophie Anderson's enchanting worlds! I loved everything about her previous book, The House With Chicken Legs, and this next book definitely did not disappoint either! Only a few chapters in I had already l...
  • Nivedita Dhar
    Jun 08, 2019
    First of all, thanks to @USBorneya who introduced me to this Children Fantasy genre. This is my third read from this genre. The first one I read ?The Train To Impossible Places ," next I read ?The Garden Of Lost Secrets ," and afterwards I read another fantastic children?s fantas...
  • Robin Stevens
    May 03, 2019
    A gorgeous fairy tale adventure - Sophie Anderson has done it again! I loved this book. (9+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere on a published book without asking permission from me first, I will a...
  • Catherine Doyle
    Apr 29, 2019
    A magical, captivating read. It's beautiful from start to finish, and certainly a worthy follow up to The House With Chicken Legs which was one of my favourite books of last year. ...
  • Nicole
    Oct 03, 2019
    Top storytelling following Yanka as she struggles with memories of her childhood. When her guardians' friends fireside tale start to mix in with her reality she takes better nite of the local legends of the woods. Her feet turn to bear feet one day & instead of waiting to see the...
  • Yvonne
    Oct 20, 2019
    Oh my goodness what an absolutely beautiful read this book was. It is the story of Yanka, she is known as Yanka the Bear as she is bigger and stronger than others of her age. Even though she lives happily in her village with her Grandmother, there has always been a question she has wan...
  • Melanie Dulaney
    Jul 21, 2019
    Yanka lives in a Slavic village near the forest she loves with her adoptive mother and a lot of mystery surrounding her origins. Throughout her short life she has learned bits and pieces of her Mamochka?s discovery of a little girl outside a bear den and some fanciful tales told by f...
  • Alice
    Sep 27, 2019
    Apart from Tamora Pierce?s works, I don?t think I?ve encountered a more perfect children?s book. This plot is honestly more sophisticated, with a better message, than most of the YA books I?ve read so far this year. The allegorical (or are they literal? Read the book ...
  • Alfie Rowland
    Jul 15, 2019
    Sophie Anderson returns yet again with another story inspired and influenced by the stories that her Prussian grandmother would tell her as a child. This time we follow Yanka the Bear, not that she?s an actual bear, but she?s just strong like one and she?s even the tallest person...
  • Scott Evans (MrEPrimary)
    Apr 23, 2019
    Finished #TheGirlWhoSpeaksBear & my bookish heart is BURSTING. It?s every superlative I could say. The kind of folktales that show the strength of stories & remind us of who we are. I find myself feeling empty & so whole of emotion at the same time within Sophie?s words...
  • Mitch Johnson
    Sep 09, 2019
    Another magical tale from Sophie Anderson, interspersed with wonderful folkloric vignettes - even better than The House With Chicken Legs! ...
  • Insert Name Here
    Aug 21, 2019
    Yanka, raised by a bear until she was two, has always wanted to know about her past. She loves the fairy tales told by her friend Anatoly, picking them over for scraps of truth to tell her who she is. An accident in the village sends her careening into the forest in search of answers, ...
  • Rachel
    Sep 13, 2019
    I love THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS when I read it last year, so you can imagine my delight when I found out that her next book was about a girl. Who is also a bear. Which, if you ask me, is beary freaking cool? But THE GIRL WHO SPEAKS BEAR is not just a story about a girl who is ...
  • BooksForTopics
    Sep 04, 2019
    Fans of The House with Chicken Legs will be delighted to see a new middle-grade offering from Sophie Anderson. I was thrilled to receive an early copy of this book and I just loved being immersed in its lyrical storytelling. Like The House with Chicken Legs, this is a thoroughly modern...
  • Gavin
    Aug 19, 2019
    Once Upon a Time, there was a girl called Yanka who didn't know who she was. Abandoned in a bear cave, she is raised in a nearby village, but something keeps pulling her towards the Snow Forest, where an epic adventure awaits her... I loved this book. I knew I would going into it be...
  • Novelle Novels
    Sep 14, 2019
    5+ out of 5 stars If I could go above 5 stars for this book I sooooo would. This is the second book from Sophie Anderson and so was well anticipated. How on earth could you follow on from the house with chicken legs!!! Well it is on the same level if not slightly better as it has the...
  • Somia
    Sep 20, 2019
    Once Upon a Time, there was a girl called Yanka who didn't know who she was. Abandoned in a bear cave, she is raised in a nearby village, but something keeps pulling her towards the Snow Forest, where a marvellously epic adventure awaits, one which will finally unveil the secrets of he...
  • Rutuja Ramteke
    May 30, 2019
    ?The Girl Who Speaks Bear By Sophie Anderson? Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, 12-year-old Yanka has always felt out of place in her small village. When she wakes up to find that her legs have become bear legs, she sets off into the forest to discover who she is, on a j...
  • Lilyfae
    Aug 31, 2019
    I?m a huge fan of Sophie Anderson?s writing, her debut The House With Chicken Legs is a soul-shifting experience that has cemented Sophie?s lyrical writing as one of my favourites. The Girl Who Speaks Bear returns to her magical dreamy world of Slavic Mythology exploring the le...
  • Ellie
    Oct 27, 2019
    It?s a really cool book! I left a video about my thoughts on my Instagram page bookfairy_ellie. ...
  • Mary Rees
    Sep 14, 2019
    Yanka?s tale is joyous, magical and everything that?s wonderful about immersing yourself in a truly exceptional story. It tugged at my heartstrings, made me smile with contentment, tense with excitement, and kept me enveloped in the safest, cosiest bear hug imaginable. The language...
  • Colette Sewall
    Oct 24, 2019
    Sophie Anderson performs her magic again! I loved The House With Chicken Legs so much, I couldn?t wait until 2020 for the American release of The Girl Who Speaks Bear?so I ordered it from England. While reading it, I savored every lyrical sentence and the charming folk art Illustra...