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Little Bear

Little Bear

by Else Holmelund Minarik Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Enter the world of Little Bear. Children will be entranced by Little Bear's trip to the moon, his birthday party, and his wishes and adventures.

This is the first of the five classic books about Little Bear, introducing the funny and strikingly childlike bear cub and his friends. The combination of Else Holmelund Minarik's simple, yet eloquent, stories and Maurice Sendak's warm, tender illustrations have made this beloved character an enduring favorite among beginning readers.

"... told with a forthright simplicity that is never forced or artifically repetitious."-— Language Arts

An ALA Notable Children's Book

Full-color illustrations.

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
1.8
Lexile Measure
370L
DRA
16
Guided Reading
J
Publisher
Tandem Library
Book Type
Begining Reader Book
Number of Pages
63
Genre
Bedtime Stories

About the Author and Illustrator

Else Holmelund Minarik
Maurice Sendak Maurice Sendak earned the Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are.

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