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Children's Fiction Bears

Cub's Journey Home

illustrated by Georgia Graham

Red Deer Press
Initial publish date
May 2015
Bears, General, General
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2015
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2015
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5


Little Cub does not know about the world outside, or winter, or the passing seasons. The only home he knows is with his mother in their warm, comfortable den. Before long needles of sunlight start stabbing through the den's entrance and Mother Bear knows it is time to go out into the world in search of food. In this bright new world of possibilities Little Cub learns to climb trees and run and play. He helps his mother eat up all the juicy insects and drink the sweet honey.

But there are dangers in this world as well — the air becomes heavy and dark and Mother Bear starts to smell the approaching smoke of a forest fire. It hurts to breathe and their eyes sting. In the chaos of the fire Little Cub discovers he has lost his mother. There are other bears everywhere but they are too dangerous to be around for a young bear like Little Cub. In the aftermath of the fire both Little Cub and Mother Bear will search to find their true safe place in this world — together.

About the author

Georgia Graham has been a compulsive drawer ever since she was a child growing up in Calgary, Alberta. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art in 1982 where she majored in Visual Communications. She has written and illustrated Cub's Journey Home, Where Wild Horses Run, The Lime Green Secret, A Team Like No Other, and The Strongest Man This Side of Cremona. She has illustrated many children's books by other authors.
Georgia lives with her husband on a small farm on the edge of Lacombe, Alberta. Her grown children and granddaughter live near by.

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Editorial Reviews

"This is a very cute little story with some amazing illustrations of a mother bear and her cub."
Shelf Life

"Wide landscape shots and close-ups of the bears impress alike. An informative book for young nature enthusiasts. "
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