The Deliverance of Dancing Bears – Stanley, Elizabeth

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Title

The Deliverance of Dancing Bears

Author

Stanley, Elizabeth

Illustrator

Stanley, Elizabeth

Publisher

University of Western Australia Press

Published Date

1994

Annotation

This contemporary fable told in picture book format and set in Turkey, is a lyrical story with deeply moving illustrations about freedom, poverty and oppression. Yusuf buys a bear, determined to set it free. Until now the bear’s only life has been living in a cage by night and dancing for the public by day.

Key Concepts

Empathy, Hope, Social justice

Audience

Upper primary

AC Links/EYLF

English, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614