Kintsugi the Bear

L'ours Kintsugi

Victoire de Changy & Marine Schneider

Cambourakis | August 2019 | 64 pages | 24 x 33 cm | hardcover

Kintsugi the Bear is a bit arrogant. He is obsessed with his appearance, and one day, whilst parading around at the top of a mountain, he falls. He injures himself badly, which makes him look ugly, and feel very sad. How can he get better and become the bear with beautiful fur like before? Kaori, a little fairy from the village sees blood flowing down the river. Feeling brave, she sets off to find Kintsugi the bear, to heal his wounds.

The bear in this story is named after Kintsugi, the Japanese art form of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted with powdered gold. Superbly illustrated, this picture book invites readers to help one another, but also to take care of living beings and things, repair and love them with their history and imperfections.

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