The Boy and the Bear

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The Boy and the Bear
Written by Tracey Corderoy
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536208146
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The Boy and the Bear

author: Tracey Corderoy
illustrator: Sarah Massini

When a lonely little boy receives an invitation to play written on a paper boat, it seems that he has finally found the best friend heís been longing for. But Bear isnít quite the playmate the boy had imagined. Bear may not know how to play games, but when he starts to build a tree house, the boy is intrigued and a magical summer begins. As autumn passes and the first winter snowflakes start to fall, the boy is left alone. Only then does he truly realize how much he misses Bear. It's a happy reunion when Bear finally returns in the spring.

"In this quiet tale by Corderoy, an unlikely friendship grows through the seasons...A sweet tale of unexpected pals."
-- Publishers Weekly
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
2 yrs - 5 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 9 13/16" x 11 7/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Kindergarten
Animals; Social Themes; Imagination & Play;
author’s comments:
Tracey Corderoy lives in a hidden valley in Gloucestershire, England, with her husband, two children, and an ever-increasing menagerie of devilishly cute but sometimes naughty pets. As a teacher who has always had a passion for literature, her head is crammed with countless ideas and stories, and she loves the adventures that her characters insist on sharing with her.
illustrator’s comments:
Sarah Massini has always loved to draw. Her mother said it was a blessing how paper and a pencil could keep her quiet and out of mischief for hours. This lifelong habit has seen her through careers in corporate design, childrenís book design, and illustration . . . which is what she loves doing best. She lives in England with her husband and young son and their terrier, Tess, who keeps guard as she draws.
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