Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
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.