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Little Bear Treasury Little Bear; Little Bear's Friend; Little Bear's Visit

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ISBN-10: 0060273984

ISBN-13: 9780060273989

Edition: 1989

Authors: Else Holmelund Minarik, Maurice Sendak

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Book details

Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/31/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 190
Size: 5.97" wide x 8.72" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Else Holmelund Minarik was born September 13, 1920 in Denmark. She moved to the United States with her family at the age of four. Minarik began her writing career after she graduated from Queens College, City University of New York, and became a journalist for the Rome Daily Centennial. She also taught first graders to read in WWII and recognized the need for children's books with simple words. She is the author of the Little Bear children's series which sold more than 6 million copies and was made into a children's television series.

Maurice Bernard Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest of three children. His parents were Polish Jews who had come to the United States before the start of World War I. His first professional job as an illustrator (while he was still in high school) involved adapting the "Mutt and Jeff" newspaper comic strip to a comic book format. He later worked as a window-display director for New York's famous toy store, F.A.O. Schwartz, while attending night school at the Art Students League. In 1950, Ursula Nordstrom, children's book editor at Harper and Brothers, gave him his first chance to illustrate a children's book. His talents were soon in demand. He wrote his…