Right now, in farms across China, over 6000 Asiatic black bears lie imprisoned in tiny metal cages no bigger than their own bodies. Known as Moon Bears because of the beautiful golden crescents on their chests, these bears live a life of torture being 'milked' daily for their bile which is used in Chinese medicine.
Haunted by these accounts, passionate animal lover and bestselling author Kim Dale decided she needed to expose the terrible plight of these animals. 'Moon Bear Rescue' tells the incredibly moving story of Star, a bear who is snatched from his family and imprisoned in a cage. Dealing sensitively with such a difficult subject, Kim Dale's stunning illustrations reveal the beauty of the Moon Bear.
About the Author/Illustrator:
Kim Dale is a wildlife artist who recently moved from Victoria to the east coast of Tasmania. Her first book, 'What am I?' was published in 1999 and since then she has published 'Eyes in the Dark' 'Bush Babies' (both shortlisted for the CBCA awards) and 'Little Tawny'. Kim has worked extensively with children in Melbourne schools and is an inspirational teacher of respect for the natural world and the creatures we share it with.
Moon Bear Rescue
Author: Kim Dale