© 2019 by Ali Standish

The Climbers

"A gentle yet soaring story from Ali Standish."

-The Guardian

The Guardian's Best Children's Book of the Month

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Lonely Alma longs to explore the lush forest that surrounds her narrow town. One night, she sets off into the trees and finds a frightened bear cub. The two become best friends but not everyone is so welcoming. Alma is forced to make a difficult choice and together she and Star Bear set off on a journey of discovery in search of a place to call home.



A lyrical, thought-provoking tale about a tender friendship that triumphs over fear.

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Artwork by Alette Straathof

You can see more of her work here.

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