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Else Holmelund Minarik (1920–2012)

Author of Little Bear

59+ Works 23,106 Members 199 Reviews 3 Favorited

About the Author

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 show more 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) show less

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Works by Else Holmelund Minarik

Little Bear (1957) 7,247 copies, 66 reviews
Little Bear's Visit (1961) 3,325 copies, 30 reviews
Little Bear's Friend (1960) 3,140 copies, 22 reviews
A Kiss for Little Bear (1968) 3,119 copies, 30 reviews
Father Bear Comes Home (1959) 2,336 copies, 16 reviews
No Fighting, No Biting! (1958) 931 copies, 4 reviews
Adventures of Little Bear (1985) 619 copies, 3 reviews
The Little Bear Treasury (2003) 555 copies, 4 reviews
Little Bear and the Marco Polo (2010) 163 copies, 7 reviews
Am I Beautiful? (1656) 149 copies, 3 reviews
Little Bear's Loose Tooth (1813) 143 copies
I Miss You, Father Bear (2002) 127 copies, 1 review
Cat and Dog (1959) 110 copies, 1 review
Father Bear's Special Day (2003) 83 copies, 2 reviews
Little Bear's Valentine (2002) 54 copies, 2 reviews
The Search for Spring (2002) 47 copies
What if? (1873) 41 copies
Little Bear's Bad Day (2003) 41 copies
Little Bear's Picture (2003) 35 copies
Percy and the Five Houses (1989) 35 copies
Lot of 3 Little Bear Books (1987) 29 copies
Lost in Little Bear's Room (1605) 26 copies
The Little Girl and the Dragon (1991) 23 copies, 1 review
Mother Bear's Picnic (2003) 19 copies
It's Spring! (1989) 18 copies, 1 review
Get Well Soon, Little Bear! (2003) 15 copies
Little Bear Makes a Mask (2003) 14 copies
April Fools! (Maurice Sendak's Little Bear) (2002) 13 copies, 2 reviews
To Grandmother's House (2002) 12 copies
The Little Giant Girl and the Elf Boy (1963) 11 copies, 1 review
Father's Flying Flapjacks (2002) 9 copies
Little Bear's Egg (2003) 7 copies
Little Bear's Scary Night (2002) 7 copies
The Butterfly Garden (2004) 4 copies
The Toys' Wedding (2004) 4 copies
Little Bear Boxed Set (2002) 3 copies
Storie di Orsacchiotto (2009) 3 copies
Lucky Little Bear (2004) 3 copies
Spring Cleaning (2003) 3 copies
Petit-Ours en visite - (1970) 1 copy
Osito 1 copy

Associated Works

Merrily Comes Our Harvest In: Poems for Thanksgiving (1978) — Contributor — 29 copies, 1 review
My Grandpa is a Pirate (1968) — Translator, some editions — 26 copies
The Little Bear Movie [2001 film] (2001) — Original book — 12 copies

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Mother Bear is always there. When it is cold, Mother Bear knows just the right coat to keep Little Bear warm. When he flies to the moon and back, she has lunch waiting for him. And of course she has the perfect surprise for his birthday!
 
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PlumfieldCH | 65 other reviews | Mar 21, 2024 |
Little Bear likes to visit Grandmother and Grandfather Bear. He likes to try on Grandfather's hat. He likes Grandmother's cooking, too. But best of all, he loves the stories his grandparents tell him, of robins and goblins, and of Mother Bear when she was little.
 
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Works
59
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Members
23,106
Popularity
#915
Rating
4.0
Reviews
199
ISBNs
385
Languages
14
Favorited
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