Moon Bear - Gill Lewis, Alessandro Gottardo

When twelve-year-old Tam's father is killed, he is sent to work on a "bear farm" in the city where bears held captive in cages are subjected to the barbaric practice of "milking" their bladders of bile, which is sold for medicinal purposes.. Tam develops a close bond with a newly arrived bear cub and is determined to save it from this horrific fate. A compelling, heart-rending story of cruelty and compassion.