Highlighting issues of environmental protection, human identity, and the pursuit of self, this remarkable modern fable brings philosophical subjects to the forefront through humor and imagination. When a brown bear awakes from hibernation, he is surprised to find that a modern factory has been built right over his den. His bewilderment only grows when a factory guard mistakes him for an unshaven human and, failing to prove his identity, is forced to become a factory worker.
Jorg Steiner is a writer and former teacher at a juvenile corrections facility. Jorg Muller is the author and illustrator of several books, including The Changing City and The Changing Countryside. He is the recipient of the Hans Christian Anderson Award for Illustration.