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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. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Little Bear… (more)
Little Bear 6,352 copies, 62 reviews
Little Bear's Visit 2,936 copies, 27 reviews
Little Bear's Friend 2,761 copies, 22 reviews
A Kiss for Little Bear 2,761 copies, 29 reviews
Father Bear Comes Home 2,029 copies, 16 reviews
No Fighting, No Biting! 837 copies, 4 reviews
Adventures of Little Bear 536 copies, 3 reviews
The Little Bear Treasury 496 copies, 5 reviews
Am I Beautiful? 142 copies, 2 reviews
Little Bear and the Marco Polo 121 copies, 7 reviews
I Miss You, Father Bear 116 copies, 1 review
Cat and Dog 104 copies, 1 review
Father Bear's Special Day 75 copies, 2 reviews
Little Bear's Valentine 48 copies, 2 reviews
What if? 36 copies
The Little Girl and the Dragon 24 copies, 1 review
It's Spring! 14 copies, 1 review
Osito 1 copy
My Grandpa is a Pirate (Translator, some editions) 26 copies
The Little Bear Movie [2001 film] (Original book) 9 copies
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