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ISBN13: 9780152002398
ISBN10: 0152002391
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: Less Than Standard
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When a young bear finds a scrap of an old letter, he is so curious about the mysterious marks that he searches out their source--a cabin in the woods. There he meets a young woman and is mesmerized by the sound of her voice. Though he cannot understand her words, he returns every day to hear the woman's stories of sailors, goddesses, and far-off lands.

Dennis Haseley's magical fantasy and Jim LaMarche's luminous illustrations together celebrate the joy of reading. A book sure to delight any child who has ever been read to.

Review:

"Soft-edged...illustrations utilize dynamic perspectives to reflect the bear's viewpoint....This gentle message about the power of words is a tender, wistful celebration of the pleasures of reading." Julie Cummins, Booklist

Synopsis:

Never underrestimate the power of reading: Like a mother and child, a bear and a woman meet at a summer cabin and become friends through the world of books.

About the Author

DENNIS HASELEY is the author of many books for young people, including CROSBY, illustrated by Jonathan Green, and the novel Getting Him, called a "tightly focused, eloquent story" by Booklist. He lives in Brooklyn. JIM LAMARCHE is the illustrator of CAROUSEL by Liz Rosenberg and ALBERT by Donna Jo Napoli, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was named an ABA Kids' Pick of the Lists. He lives with his family in Santa Cruz, California.

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Gold Gato, October 18, 2014 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
Lovely. I purchased this book for the illustrations by Jim LaMarche, but the story by Dennis Haseley hooked me. This is a tale of a solitary but very curious Bear, who discovers a scrap of paper with words on it. What are those scratchings? Where did they come from? What do they mean? Bear keeps the paper and hides it in his cave.

Remember being a child and looking with wonder upon your first book? This is how Bear feels when he discovers a woman reading 'square things' in the woods, under autumnal colours of yellow and orange. He gets curiouser and curiouser, until one day...well, you'll have to read it to learn the outcome.

Book Season = Autumn (spices and acorns and large mammals)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152002398
Illustrated by:
Lamarche, Jim
Author:
Lamarche, Jim
Illustrator:
LaMarche, Jim
Author:
Haseley, Dennis
Author:
LaMarche, Jim
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Literacy
Subject:
Animals - Bears
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
Bears
Subject:
Concepts - Words
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Bears
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
BB301
Publication Date:
April 2002
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in 0.98 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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"Review" by , "Soft-edged...illustrations utilize dynamic perspectives to reflect the bear's viewpoint....This gentle message about the power of words is a tender, wistful celebration of the pleasures of reading."
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Never underrestimate the power of reading: Like a mother and child, a bear and a woman meet at a summer cabin and become friends through the world of books.

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