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Little Polar Bear

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ISBN13: 9781558580244
ISBN10: 1558580247
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Your favorite little polar bear in a BIG board format. 

What makes Lars, the little polar bear, so special?  Stories that "incorporate the unexpectedness of life events, the power of experiences to help form personal values, and the importance of both friendly help and self-reliance." (School Library Journal)  Now available as a 9x9 "lap edition" board book!

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Meet Lars, the little Polar Bear, and find out why his adventures have becomebestsellers around the world. Illustrated by the author with delicate pastelsthat delightfully complement the entertaining story. Full color.

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It's a big day for the little polar bear Lars! His father takes him hunting for the very first time, and that night he is so tired from all his lessons that he falls fast asleep. He sleeps so soundly that he doesn't hear the ice crack, doesn't feel himself slowly drift away from his father and the North Pole - he doesn't realize that his adventures have just begun.

About the Author

Hans de Beer was born in Muiden, a small town near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He studied illustration at the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam. Hans de Beer's Little Polar Bear books enjoy great international success. They have been published in 18

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Home School Book Review, May 2, 2012 (view all comments by Home School Book Review)
Lars is a young polar bear who lives in the Arctic and is out hunting with his father. That night, they make piles of snow to protect themselves from the wind. But during the night, the ice begins to crack and Lars’s piece breaks off. When he wakes up, he is all alone in the middle of the sea, and as the temperature grows warmer, his piece of ice is melting. He manages to climb on top of a floating barrel; then a storm hits, and he keeps drifting until he comes to a tropical island where he meets a hippopotamus named Henry and an eagle named Marcus. They are nice, but Lars wants to go home. How can Henry and Marcus help Lars? And will the little polar bear ever see his father again?
Several years ago we rented for our weekly family video a full-length 2001 animated Warner Brothers movie The Little Polar Bear based on this book written and illustrated by Dutch author Hans de Beer, who was born in 1957. Of course, the film version is a lot different with many more plot features than are contained in the simple children’s picture book, which is a lovely story for youngsters about going different places and experiencing new things but desiring to get back with family. It is well told with bits of subtle humor and detailed pastel illustrations. A board book edition (1999) is available for toddlers, but be forewarned that it is severely abridged, a fact that is not clearly indicated on the back of the book. Other “Little Polar Bear Adventures” by de Beer are Ahoy There, Little Polar Bear; Little Polar Bear Finds a Friend; Little Polar Bear and the Brave Little Hare; Little Polar Bear and the Husky Pup; Little Polar Bear and the Big Balloon; Little Polar Bear and the Reindeer; and Little Polar Bear and the Whales.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781558580244
Author:
de Beer, Hans
Author:
de Beer, Hans
Author:
Beer, Hans De
Publisher:
NorthSouth
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Animals - Bears
Subject:
Bears
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Lost children
Subject:
Polar bear
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback - sewn
Publication Date:
19870901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P to 2
Language:
German
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
16
Dimensions:
9.00 x 9.00 in
Age Level:
05-08

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"Synopsis" by ,
Meet Lars, the little Polar Bear, and find out why his adventures have becomebestsellers around the world. Illustrated by the author with delicate pastelsthat delightfully complement the entertaining story. Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,
It's a big day for the little polar bear Lars! His father takes him hunting for the very first time, and that night he is so tired from all his lessons that he falls fast asleep. He sleeps so soundly that he doesn't hear the ice crack, doesn't feel himself slowly drift away from his father and the North Pole - he doesn't realize that his adventures have just begun.
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