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The Very, Very Far North

A middle-grade novel by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Kelly Pousette.

Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Kelly Pousette

An inquisitive polar bear named Duane befriends an array of animals as he discovers where he belongs in this charming classic-in-the making that's reminiscent of Winnie the Pooh.

In the Very, Very Far North, past the Cold, Cold Ocean and just below the hill that looks like a baby whale, you'll find Duane and his friends.

Duane is a sweet and curious young bear who makes friends with everyone he meets — whether they're bossy, like Major Puff the puffin, or a bit vain, like Handsome the musk ox, or very, very shy, like Boo the caribou. For these arctic friends, every day is a new adventure! (From Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

The Very, Very Far North is for readers aged 8-12.

The Very, Very Far North will be available in Sept. 2019.

Based in Vancouver, Dan Bar-el is children's author and educator whose books include Audrey (cow) and Not Your Typical Dragon. He worked with B.C.-based illustrator Kelly Pousette to make The Very, Very Far North.