Nikolai is the only bear in a Russian orphanage. He is often misunderstood as he growls and claws the air. He stays at the orphanage for three years watching the other children come and go. One day an American couple comes to Russia to meet Nikolai. They understand his bear talk and help him feel soft-bearish.
This is not a typical story of rescuing a poor orphan, but as the author puts it, a story of belonging. You will feel soft-bearish after reading, Nikolai, the Only Bear.
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