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CRATE - Winter Menagerie Middle Grade (ages 8 to 13)

$31.99 $34.99


Based on the real story of a polar bear that lived in the Tower of London, this timeless adventure story is also a touching account of the bond between a boy and a bear. Historic documents show that 13th-century King Henry III of England kept a “pale bear” in his menagerie in the Tower of London, a gift from King Haakon IV of Norway. Fletcher takes this spare fact and embroiders a stupendous coming-of-age tale stuffed with adventure and laced with deeper questions.

This crate includes:

  • Companion book: The Wolf Wilder
  • Laser Cut Tower Bridge Pop Up Card. London, the capital city of England, is known for its amazing bridges, including this pop-up version of the Tower Bridge. Imagine yourself on a boat with Arthur crossing right under this bridge!

  • Polar Bear Winter Beanie. When the polar bear doesn’t attack Arthur, he begins to feel a connection with him. The bear even keeps him warm on cold nights. Now you can have your very own polar bear friend, at least in hat form. This beanie will give you all the warm fuzzies, just like good friends should. :)

  • Faux Leather Pirate Notebook. Pirates attack Arthur’s ship on the way to London because they heard it had treasure for the king. They just didn’t realize the treasure was a big fluffy polar bear! Now you can write about your own adventures with pirates in your very own travel log.

  • Winter Menagerie Print.  The polar bear is bound for the King of England’s menagerie, a place to keep his special animals. What animals would be in yours?

  • Trading Cards!  All of our favorite characters are now on trading cards! Each Litjoy Crate now includes trading cards from some of our favorite fandoms. Collect them in every Middle-Grade Crate!

  • Activity Booklet. This LitJoy exclusive activity guide is filled with fun (and a little bit of learning) that ties directly to Journey of the Pale Bear. Do a crossword puzzle, learn to draw a polar bear, solve a puzzle to learn a joke, and much more!

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