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The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett

The Three Snow Bears (original 2007; edition 2007)

by Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)

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Title:The Three Snow Bears
Authors:Jan Brett
Other authors:Jan Brett (Illustrator)
Info:Putnam Juvenile (2007), Hardcover, 32 pages
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Tags:fractured fairy tale, polar bears, picture books

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The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett (2007)



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Traditional literature/mythology assignment
  lbarnard2015 | Jul 4, 2015 |
Maybe 2.5 stars, just cuz it's fun and the drawings of the costumes are pretty. Bears and foxes and ravens in parkas and boots, really? And Aloo-ki is even naughtier than Goldilocks, abandoning her dogs to satisfy her idle curiosity! And I still don't understand how porridge can be three different temperatures. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
This fantasy tale is a spoof on the Goldilocks and the Three Bears story, but this particular version is set on an Alaskan frontier. When the Inuit girl is separated from her dog team, she leaves to search for help, but in so doing finds a cozy little igloo where she decides to make herself comfortable. The polar bears, to whom the igloo belongs, find the dogs floating away on an ice floe, and then return to their igloo, astonished to find that someone has made herself comfortable in their humble abode. Surprised, the Inuit girl flees the igloo and happily discovers her dog team outside.
  Emilywilson23 | Mar 10, 2015 |
A fun and cross-cultural adaptation of the classic tale. This would be a great book to use alongside a copy of the original tale to do a compare & contrast activity with students. Maybe a Venn diagram could be incorporated to list the similarities and differences between the two versions.
  hugo.johnson | Aug 15, 2014 |
A familiar story told with a Great Northern Twist. The bears are Polar Bears, Aloo-ki tries on the Bears Muk-Luks, and tries out the sleeping bench. The illustrations are beautiful and add to the charm of this retelling. We also get a look into what the Three Bears are up to while they wait for the soup to cool.
  BrandiMichelle | Jun 9, 2014 |
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Aloo-ki glances up from fishing and sees her sled dogs floating off on an ice floe. She races after them and comes upon an igloo. Being a curious girl, she goes inside only to find no one home. That?s because the polar bear family who lives there is out walking while their breakfast cools off. Aloo-ki eats some soup, tries on their boots, and finally crawls into the smallest bed for a nap. Meanwhile, Papa, Mama, and Baby Bear see her dogs adrift, swim out to rescue them and return home to find Aloo-ki fast asleep in Baby Bear?s bed.

Jan traveled to the far North to meet the Inuit people and see the amazing land where they live. Dramatic illustrations capture the shimmering ice, snow and deep blue seas of the Arctic, and when Jan adds a raven-haired Inuit girl and her appealing huskies, an endearing family of polar bears, and playful Arctic animals in the borders, the result is one of her most beautiful picture books.

The decorative Inuit patterns and clothing Jan uses throughout are sure to attract adult fans and collectors while children will want to listen to and look at this exciting version of a well-loved story over and over again.

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Retells the story of Goldilocks, set in an Inuit village and featuring a family of polar bears.

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