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Lynd Ward (1905–1985)

Author of The Biggest Bear

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Series

Works by Lynd Ward

The Biggest Bear (1952) 1,439 copies
America's Paul Revere (1946) — Illustrator, some editions; Illustrator — 482 copies
Six Novels in Woodcuts (2010) 164 copies
America's Robert E. Lee (1950) — Illustrator; Illustrator — 137 copies
The Silver Pony (1973) 131 copies
Mad Man's Drum (1930) 117 copies
Vertigo (1937) 59 copies
Wild Pilgrimage (1932) 55 copies
The Canadian Story (1958) 40 copies
Nic of the woods (1965) 39 copies
THE AMERICAN INDIAN STORY (1963) 28 copies

Associated Works

Frankenstein (1818) — Illustrator, some editions — 42,556 copies
Les Misérables (1862) — Illustrator, some editions — 26,219 copies
The Count of Monte Cristo (1844) — Illustrator, some editions — 25,449 copies
Beowulf (1000) — Illustrator, some editions; Illustrator, some editions — 25,308 copies
Robinson Crusoe (1719) — Illustrator, some editions — 24,813 copies
Kidnapped (1886) — Illustrator, some editions — 10,743 copies
Johnny Tremain: A Story of Boston in Revolt (1943) — Illustrator, some editions — 9,189 copies
Lord Jim (1900) — Illustrator, some editions — 9,014 copies
The Swiss Family Robinson (1812) — Illustrator, some editions — 8,736 copies
Our Mutual Friend (1865) — Illustrator, some editions — 5,817 copies
Idylls of the King (1939) — Illustrator, some editions — 2,562 copies
Rights of Man (1791) — Illustrator, some editions — 2,329 copies
The Master of Ballantrae (1888) — Illustrator, some editions — 2,202 copies
The Cat Who Went to Heaven (1930) — Illustrator, some editions — 2,177 copies
A High Wind in Jamaica (1929) — Illustrator, some editions — 2,131 copies
The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge (1942) — Illustrator — 1,306 copies
Fog Magic (1943) — Illustrator, some editions — 786 copies
The California Gold Rush (1950) — Illustrator — 472 copies
War Chief of the Seminoles (1954) — Illustrator — 237 copies
The Alaska Gold Rush (1960) — Illustrator — 187 copies
John Wesley: A Classic Edition (1604) — Illustrator — 161 copies
America's Ethan Allen (1949) — Illustrator — 159 copies
Martin Luther (1953) — Illustrator — 154 copies
Armed with Courage (1900) — Illustrator — 148 copies
Bright Island (1937) — Illustrator — 128 copies
My Friend Mac: The Story of Little Baptiste and the Moose (1806) — Illustrator — 114 copies
The Story of Ulysses S. Grant (1952) — Illustrator — 102 copies
The Haunted Omnibus (1937) — Illustrator, some editions — 90 copies
The Rivers Ran East (1953) — Cover artist, some editions — 88 copies
The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck (1942) — Illustrator, some editions — 82 copies
America's Mark Twain (1962) — Illustrator, some editions — 81 copies
An Almanac for Moderns (1935) — Illustrator, some editions — 77 copies
Hot Countries (1930) — Illustrator, some editions — 76 copies
Give me freedom (1964) — Illustrator — 59 copies
Story and Verse for Children (1940) — Illustrator — 58 copies
Studies in Murder (1924) — Cover artist, some editions — 56 copies
The Secret Journey of the Silver Reindeer (1968) — Illustrator — 48 copies
Spice and the Devil's Cave (1930) — Illustrator — 47 copies
America's Abraham Lincoln (1750) — Illustrator — 42 copies
The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (1967) — Illustrator — 42 copies
Santiago (1955) — Illustrator, some editions — 40 copies
Endless line of splendor (1951) — Illustrator — 40 copies
The Illustrated Marguerite Henry (1980) — Illustrator — 35 copies
Stories from the Bible (1903) — Illustrator — 29 copies
Runner of the Mountain Tops: The Life of Louis Agassiz (1939) — Illustrator, some editions — 28 copies
Little Blacknose: The Story of a Pioneer (1929) — Illustrator — 26 copies
A Book of Hours (1937) — Illustrator — 25 copies
From the Eagle's Wing: A Biography of John Muir (1962) — Illustrator — 24 copies
Mr. Wicker's Window (1952) — Illustrator — 19 copies
"Most women ..." (1931) — Illustrator — 11 copies
Stranger in the Pines (1971) — Illustrator — 10 copies
The Sign of the Seven Seas (1954) — Illustrator — 7 copies
Armed with Courage and Give Me Freedom (1957) — Illustrator — 7 copies
The High Flying Hat (1956) — Illustrator — 6 copies
Dragon Run (1955) — Illustrator — 5 copies
Prosperity: Fact or Myth (Charles Boni Paper Books) (1929) — Illustrator — 5 copies
One of Us: The Story of John Reed (1935) — Illustrator — 3 copies
Ching-Li and the Dragons (1931) — Illustrator, some editions — 3 copies
Czardas a story of Budapest — Cover designer, some editions — 1 copy

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Written in 1952, this black and white book won an Caldecott Medal. The story of a young boy who found a baby bear. His family live on a farm. Usually each farm has a bear fur tacked on the barn. Johnny's house is different in that it does not have a bear skin.

When he tries to find a home far away from their house, the bear is attached to Johnny and always returns. On the final time when he knows he has to take the bear far, far away, the bear and the boy became trapped inside a large wooden facility. Men found them and explained that the bear will be taken to a zoo in the city and will be well taken care of.

Johnny knows his bear loves maple sugar, and he promises the bear that he will visit him and bring lots of maple sugar.
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Whisper1 | 21 other reviews | Mar 23, 2024 |
It's a bit difficult to see the meaning of the book, but I think it is important for those who like graphic novels. I interpret it to really be about art and the artist's journey. That is partially the beauty of this book, you may interpret it however you'd like.

Also, for anyone interest in short reads- I read this on in less than an hour!
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annahuber13 | 7 other reviews | Jan 14, 2024 |
Nic goes on vacation with his family to a cabin deep in the woods. While they go on a fishing trip he is left behind with the cook, runs away, and becomes hopelessly lost. Will Nic find his family again?

This is an old fashioned yet entertaining story that should please dog lovers young and old.
 
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fuzzi | Jan 5, 2024 |
three stars for the lovely illustrations but otherwise, this Caledcott winner from 1952 is a depressing story that I would never recommend to kids. This story would never be published today. An excellent illustration of how times change. Young Johnny sets out to shoot a bear, as it is embarrassing that his farm is the only one in town without a bearskin tacked up on the wall of the barn. He finds a baby bear and ends up making it a pet, which you would think (being a children's book), would be a charming and happy thing - maybe talking about the importance of loving animals and being gentle. Instead, the townsfolks want Johnny to get rid of the bear, so he sets out to return the bear to the woods and in the process, the bear gets captured to be put on display at a zoo.

Absolutely depressing.

Nice illustrations.
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ryantlaferney87 | 21 other reviews | Dec 8, 2023 |

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