Little Bear and the Marco Polo by Else Holmelund Minarik
(I Can Read Book 1)

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Since Else Holmelund Minarik's beloved Little Bear made his debut more than fifty years ago, generations of children have grown up with Little Bear by their side, delighting in his charming adventures and curious spirit.

Now Little Bear returns to the world of I Can Read in Little Bear and the Marco Polo—a story filled with imagination, warmth, and tender memories that Grandfather shares with Little Bear.

 

About Else Holmelund Minarik

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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.
 
Published September 7, 2010 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A brief encounter between a little giant girl and an elf boy, both sent to ather flowers by their respective mothers, ends with a sigh and the uninspired words "we can't all be the same size".

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Having jumped from printed page to TV screen, Little Bear now jumps back, with a fresh adventure written by the author of the originals, but a new illustrator and format.

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Under the skilled hand of illustrator Maurice Sendak and simple sensitive text, Little Bear is back again on a visit to his grandparents.

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Once again the little bear of Else Minarik and Maurice Sendak (illustrator) proves himself to be as wistful and tender a little creature as exists in the child's library.

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A little Little Bear book with very little of Little Bear and with illustrations shadowed by the ominous overtones of Higglety Pigglety Pop.

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Escaping from the young protagonist's book, a dragon swallows all her toys--even the minicomputer.

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A primer with a soothing quality, the story of Mother Bear and Little Bear is told with repetition of simple words for fledgling first-grade readers.

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Minarik revives her classic beginning-reader series with this new title about Little Bear, in which the cub spends a day with his grandparents, whom readers may recall from Little Bear’s Visit (1961).

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