At the start of winter, two bear cubs are born, deep in their den in the frozen north. 'Mama, what lies beyond here?' they ask. "'Above us is a land of ice and snow." "What lies beyond the ice and snow?" they ask. "The ocean, full of ice from long ago." And as they learn the secrets of the earth and their place in it, Mama Bear whispers, "You're snug with me."
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Chitra Soundar is an Indian-born British writer and storyteller. She grew up surrounded by the myths and stories of India and is inspired by its diverse culture and natural beauty. Chitra has over 30 books in print worldwide and regularly goes into schools to tell stories and conduct workshops. Her book You're Safe With Me (with illustrator Poonam Mistry) waMore about Chitra Soundar
Poonam Mistry is a freelance illustrator living in
the UK. She graduated in 2010 with a degree in
Graphic Design and Illustration from the University
of Hertfordshire. Her style incorporates her love
of nature and her Indian roots and explores the
relationships between pattern, shapes and colour.
Poonam's upbringing and childhood have heavily