•• WINNER of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Illustrated Books Category, 2016 ** Over 120,000 copies sold in the UK ** Now a Christmas orchestral show narrated by Joanna Lumley One day, a young bear stumbles upon something he has never seen before in the forest. As time passes, he teaches himself how to play the strange instrument, and eventually the beautiful sounds are heard by a father and son who are picnicking in the woods. The bear goes with them on an incredible journey to New York, where his piano playing makes him a huge star. He has fame, fortune and all the music in the world, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind. A moving tale of exploration and belonging from best-selling and critically acclaimed author David Litchfield.
DAVID LITCHFIELD first started to draw when he was very young, creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones 'mash up' comics for his older brother and sister. His first picture book with Frances Lincoln Children's Books,The Bear and the Piano, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize (Illustrated Book Category) and became a best-seller in the UK and US. It was shortlisted for 8 other awards in the UK including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Independent Bookshop Week Award, and has sold in over 25 languages. The follow-up, The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle, published in 2018 to universal acclaim. David's other books include Grandad's Secret Giant and Lights on Cotton Rock. David lives in Bedford with his family.