Robert Repino is the author of Mort(e), Culdesac, and D'Arc, which make up the critically-acclaimed War with No Name series (Soho Press, 2015, 2016, and 2017). Robert holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College and teaches at the Gotham Writers' Workshop. By day, he's an editor at Oxford University Press.
Repino pits an indomitable squad of teddy bears...against a child-stealing monster...the climactic battle, when it finally arrives, becomes a breathless, close-run thing replete with rousing exploits and tests of courage. --Booklist A thrilling adventure. --Kirkus Reviews Two thumbs up...a must read if you are a stuffed animal lover. --Neatorama Beautiful and a bit emotional...A fantastic read for all ages. --Fangirlish Grab a flashlight and burrow under the covers! Spark and the League of Ursus is the perfect bedtime adventure, with a fierce, fluffy hero you'll want by your side when the lights go out. --Kirsten Miller, New York Times bestselling co-author of Nightmares! A heroic teddy bear, an Amazon Princess doll, and a fellowship of stuffed animals must save their beloved children from some truly scary monsters. I loved the imaginative world building and likable characters (toy and human alike) of this fast-paced tale. A blast from start to finish! --J.A. White, award-winning author of Nightbooks and the Thickety Spark and the League of Ursus will fire the imagination and spur the adventures of any kid with a teddy bear. Also, any adult with a teddy bear. --J. W. Ocker, Edgar Award-winning author of Death and Douglas If Toy Story had teeth, you'd have Spark and the League of Ursus. A thrilling and heartwarming tale that will make you look twice under your bed and never take your teddy bear for granted again. --Tania del Rio, author of the Warren the 13th series Enchanting, zippy-paced, and just scary enough to make me want to dig deeper under the covers in the dark of night (and pull my old teddy bear out of the closet), I dearly adored Spark and her human. --Natalie Lloyd, New York Times bestselling author of A Snicker of Magic