The bear-people have an amazing gift - they are able, by magic, to take off their skins and take on human form. But if their bearskins are destroyed, they must stay in their soft man-skins forever. This is the plight that befalls the young narrator of this tale.
Used availability for Charles Ashton's The Boy Who Was a Bear
May 1997 : UK Hardback
November 1997 : UK Paperback