In a mountain at the top of the world, bears are sleeping through the snowy winter. A little girl gazes up from her window and wonders what they dream about…
In her dark cave on a bed of woody bark, a mother bear gives birth to twins and the cycle of life begins.
As the year turns and snowy fields become green meadows,'just like a bear' the child goes paddling, fishing and berry picking.
When the bears return home, the girl curls up tight with her old bear; 'from far beyond the hills' she can hear their heartbeats and her dreaming melds with theirs.
This magical journey into the world of bears is evoked in hypnotically lyrical verse and complemented by wonderfully atmospheric illustrations. We view the bears through the eyes of the girl and contrast her world with theirs, yet the perspective on bear life is a realistic one.