WINNER OF THE IBW BOOK AWARD 2020
They call me Yanka the Bear. Not because of where I was found...only a few people know about that.
Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, Yanka has always wondered about where she is from. She tries to ignore the strange whispers and looks from the villagers, wishing she was as strong inside as she is on the outside. When Yanka has to flee her house, looking for answers about who she really is, a journey far beyond one that she ever imagined begins - from icy rivers to smouldering mountains, meeting an ever-growing herd of extraordinary friends along the way.
Interwoven with traditional fairy tales of bears, princesses and dragons, Yanka's journey is a gorgeously lyrical adventure from the bestselling author of The House with Chicken Legs.
"Enchanting story." The Daily Telegraph
"Sublime storytelling." Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks' War
"Grounded in ancient fairy tales that fee; special and true and glistening with the very real magic of love and belonging, this is a gem of a story." Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island