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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)
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Little Bear 5,502 copies, 62 reviews
Little Bear's Visit 2,500 copies, 27 reviews
Little Bear's Friend 2,372 copies, 21 reviews
A Kiss for Little Bear 2,331 copies, 29 reviews
Father Bear Comes Home 1,735 copies, 16 reviews
No Fighting, No Biting! 772 copies, 4 reviews
Adventures of Little Bear 469 copies, 3 reviews
The Little Bear Treasury 440 copies, 3 reviews
Am I Beautiful? 127 copies, 2 reviews
I Miss You, Father Bear 105 copies, 1 review
Little Bear and the Marco Polo 101 copies, 7 reviews
Cat and Dog 95 copies, 1 review
Father Bear's Special Day 58 copies, 2 reviews
Little Bear's Valentine 43 copies, 2 reviews
What if? 35 copies
The Little Girl and the Dragon 24 copies, 1 review
It's Spring! 12 copies, 2 reviews
My Grandpa is a Pirate (Translator, some editions) 26 copies
The Little Bear Movie [2001 film] (Original book) 5 copies

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