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The Last Bear and The Lost Whale

Hexham Book Festival




Showing at

Hexham Abbey

with Hannah Gold  

Hexham Abbey Ground: Spiegeltent 
Thursday 16 June: 4.15pm
Tickets: £5, £3

Imagine making friends with a polar bear or a grey whale.  

Hannah Gold’s novels feature unforgettable adventures which celebrate the love between a child and an animal and show that no one is too young or insignificant to make a difference.   

In her interactive event she will tell us how she created the beloved characters April and Bear from her international bestseller The Last Bear, and introduce Rio and White Beak from her new novel The Lost Whale. She'll showcase the stunning artwork from award-winning illustrator Levi Pinfold, share real-life images which inspired her books, test your knowledge in her wild animals quiz and reveal her top eco-tips so you too can be a planet-saver. 

"This is an important first novel, important for us, for polar bears, for the planet. It is deeply moving, beautifully told, quite unforgettable." Michael Morpurgo  on The  Last Bear 


The Last Bear is a battle cry for our world and an irresistible adventure with a heart as big as a bear’s. 

"A dazzling debut... a magical, confidently told story – with beautiful illustrations by Levi Pinfold... I predict a roaring success." The Times   


The Lost Whaleis an incredible story about the connection between a boy and a whale and the bond that sets them both free. 

"Unforgettable highly accomplished animal adventure about the connection between a boy and a whale, with strong ecological themes". The Bookseller 

Age guidance: 8+
Running time: 45mins


Please note: A handling charge of 50p per ticket applies to bookings made in person or over the phone. No handling charges apply to online bookings.

Babies under 1 go FREE (must have a ticket). Under 12’s to be accompanied by an adultConcession rates apply to under 16’s only.

Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited, please book directly at Box Office (booking fees will not apply).

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Book a table and receive 10% discount at The Beaumont Hotel on presentation of your ticket.


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