Anna is five. Her little brother, Stick, is three. They are camping with their parents in Algonquin Park, in three thousand square miles of wilderness. Something big is moving in the shadows. Their father is terrified. Their mother is screaming. Then, suddenly, silence.
Alone in the woods, it is Anna who has to look after Stick, battling hunger and the elements to stay alive.
The Bear is a masterpiece in suspense. Narrated by Anna, this is white-knuckle storytelling that captures the fear, wonder and bewilderment of our worst nightmares. It is a story of survival, but also the story of a girl's enduring love for her family.