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< BACKMistaken for a Bear Jamie Beard & Philip Ardagh AUTHOR >

AGES: 10-12

In the melting pot of London in 1839, two young dock workers chase a tiger on the loose – a dangerous splash of colour in a world of soot and grime!


Written by Philip Ardagh, Mistaken for a Bear is a true story about mistaken identities, brought vividly to life by debut illustrator Jamie Beard’s richly atmospheric depictions of a grimy Victorian London.


Mistaken for a Bear was edited by Daisy Jellicoe and art directed by Chloé Tartinville at Walker Books.


Mistaken for a Bear is part of the 10 Stories to Make a Differencecollection: ten original illustrated stories for young readers, all inspired by the theme of Difference. The collection features a mix of well-known and emerging writers and illustrators, giving a platform to untold stories and diverse new voices. Proceeds from sales supports Pop Up’s work in deprived schools, marginalised communities, and with talented aspiring and emerging writers and illustrators.


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