A mischievous polar bear learns the importance of kindness and consideration in “Artie: A Polar Bear’s Tale” (Published by AuthorHouse), the new children’s book by David Gosnold.
Artie is a young, playful polar bear who rarely learns from his mistakes. One fateful night, he and his mother get washed far out to sea on a small ice island. Artie plunges into the ocean waters and is later washed up on a Canadian beach.
On shore, Artie meets Monty, a friendly, slightly daft moose who takes him to an animal orphanage run by a kind brown bear named Mr. Blue. Mr. Blue teaches Artie many lessons about life and friendship, and the young polar bear develops an obsession with all things human-related, especially ice hockey.
After a short time at the orphanage, Artie is adopted by the Johnson family from London. The Johnsons have no idea what lies in store for them. The family takes Artie into their home and learns what life is like with a fun-loving, ice hockey playing polar bear.
“You cannot help but fall in love with the characters as there is a little bit of all of us in them,” David Gosnold writes. “Young children love having it read to them and even adults enjoy some of the more subtle humor in the book.”
David Gosnold was born in 1981 in Zimbabwe but was raised in South Africa before moving to the United Kingdom in his late teens. In the UK, he studied to become a teacher specialising in special educational needs and is currently teaching at one of the top preparatory schools in England. He is also the author of “Let’s Write a Story.”