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Father Bear Comes Home

Written by Else Holmelund Minarik & illustrated by Maurice Sendak
Published by HarperCollins
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The children, parents, teachers, and librarians who so joyously welcomed Little Bear, the first I Can Read Book by this author and artist, will greet the return of these favorite characters with true delight.

Little Bear, his mother, and his friends have taken their places beside such other beloved animals of fiction as Winnie-the-Pooh, Peter Rabbit, and Mole. And now Father Bear—large, amiable, and completely fatherly—returns from a fishing trip and joins his family. Beginning readers will love reading about his marvelous homecoming. They will roar with laughter over his method of banishing hiccups, and they will agree wholeheartedly with his views on mermaids.

The popularity of Else Holmelund Minarik’s I Can Read Books has been well established. Children reading Father Bear Comes Home will find that it lives up to their highest expectations.

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Who Wrote Father Bear Comes Home

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Else Holmelund Minarik

Else Holmelund Minarik first introduced readers to her timeless character in the classic Little Bear. Publication of this book, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak, launched the I Can Read series. This much-loved author continues to write stories for children at her home in North Carolina.

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Who Illustrated Father Bear Comes Home

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Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983, Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution of arts in America.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780060242312
Publication Date:
January 21, 1959

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