Johnny Orchard, who is humiliated to have the only barn in the valley without a bearskin nailed to it, vows to shoot the first bear he sees. When a cub follows him home from the woods one day, Johnny makes it his pet. Johnny confronts a difficult choice when the bear becomes out of control in this Caldecott Medal-winning book.
LYND WARD (1905-1985) illustrated more than two hundred books for children and adults throughout his prolific career. Winner of the Caldecott Medal for his watercolors in The Biggest Bear, Mr. Ward was also famous for his wood engravings, which are featured in museum collections throughout the United States and abroad.