Little Bear's Valentine by Else Holmelund Minarik
(Maurice Sendak's Little Bear)

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Who Is Little Bear's
Secret Valentine?

"Oh, look, Mother Bear! A valentine for me! A beautiful valentine!"

Little Bear opened the card -- but there was no name inside.

Who could have sent it?

Mother Bear said, "You have a secret admirer!"

This new tale -- written by Little Bear's creator, Else Holmelund Minarik, and with full-color illustrations by Heather Green -- will bring readers into the charmed world of Little Bear, complete with good friends Hen, Emily, Owl, and Duck, and Little Bear's loving family. Join the star of the hit animated TV series in a classic Valentine's Day story about the importance of friendship, not only on February fourteenth but all year round.

 

About Else Holmelund Minarik

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Else Holmelund Minarik was born in Denmark on September 13, 1920. When she was four years old, she immigrated to the United States with her family. She received a B.A. from Queens College in 1942. She worked as reporter for the Daily Sentinel before becoming a first grade teacher and recognized the need for children's books with simple words. Her first book, Little Bear, was published in 1957 with illustrations by Maurice Sendak. She wrote over 40 children's books during her lifetime including No Fighting, No Biting!, Little Bear's Visit, The Little Giant Girl and the Elf Boy, A Kiss for Little Bear, Percy and the Five Houses, and Little Bear and the Marco Polo. She died of complications from a recent heart attack on July 12, 2012 at the age of 91. Green is a painter and printmaker. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona.
 
Published December 1, 2002 by HarperFestival. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In Little Bear's Valentine, Else Holmelund Minarik continues the hero's adventures begun with Little Bear, with illustrations by Heather Green (after the style of Maurice Sendak, the original illus

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In Little Bear's Valentine, Else Holmelund Minarik continues the hero's adventures begun with Little Bear, with illustrations by Heather Green (after the style of Maurice Sendak, the original illus

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