This is a new title in Young Reading Series Two, part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme, which is aimed at children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex stories. This title is based on a Scandinavian fairytale. Asta's father gives her to a talking white bear in exchange for wealth and she is taken away to the bear's castle. But is there more to this bear than meets the eye? This title is developed in consultation with Alison Kelly, who is a senior lecturer in education and an early reading specialist from Roehampton University.