MIKA The Bear Who Didn't Want to Sleep
written and illustrated by Erik Kriek, whose
vintage-style illustrations honor his Nordic (Finnish) heritage.
Mika is a little bear who loves to run and play all over the forest. Now it is nearing winter in the snowy Far North, and she is supposed to spend these long, cold months hibernating with her mother and father. When the Old Owl tells Mika about the Northern Lights that appear every winter, she doesn't want to miss something so beautiful, and so, instead of hibernating, she sets out on a secret, snowy adventure to see the beauty of the Northern Lights for herself.
Hardcover. 36pp. 2018