This bear is no ordinary bear. She's a royal one and a gift from the King of Norway to the King of England. She's precious and can't arrive in a deteriorating condition. The doctor can't get her to eat, but Arthur can. He's the only one that can get close enough to touch her as well. When pirates attack, Arthur knows he must save the bear, but what happens when this is all over?
This was such an enchanting story that I found myself unable to put it down. I love how the friendship developed between the boy and the bear and that this was also based on a real bear from the 1200s. Some people just have a way with animals and Arthur is one of them.
Final Verdict: I'm so happy I had the chance to read this and would recommend it to fans of animals, adventure, sailing the seas, history and friendship.