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on a young grizzly bear who lives in the forests of North America and loves to
play with his two bear cub friends, Ted and Spike. They play together, have fun
together, but they must also learn (or try to learn!) life skills such as
swimming and fishing which will help them survive in the wild.
But one day hunters come into the forest. Grumpus, his
mother, and Grumpus's new friend Dog must flee to the high mountains
where they will be safe. It is a long journey and there are lots of dangers on
the way, including Dog getting captured! How will Grumpus save him?
Packed with adventure, fun and excitement, Grumpus is a charming story for 5 - 9 year olds that teaches
important lessons both about wildlife and about courage and friendship. Young
readers will love the detailed, hand-drawn illustrations by Janine Patching, as
well as the escapades of this young bear cub who might be grizzly by name, but
not by nature.
Maureen Patching has had many diverse occupations, including office manager in London to boutique owner, from riding instructor to translator. She and her husband now live in Essex after spending 10 years in Spain. The stories of Grumpus entertained their son and now many years later their grandson loves them too.