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Bear's First Christmas
by Robert Kinerk and Jim LaMarche


Overview - In the dark of winter, deep in the woods, a lone bear is awakened from his winter sleep by a soft and mysterious sound. Under the stars the bear finds his way step by step through the snowy forest, making friends along his route. Then the bear discovers a place in the woods that glows magically with something he and his friends could never have imagined -- their first Christmas.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In the dark of winter, deep in the woods, a lone bear is awakened from his winter sleep by a soft and mysterious sound. Under the stars the bear finds his way step by step through the snowy forest, making friends along his route. Then the bear discovers a place in the woods that glows magically with something he and his friends could never have imagined -- their first Christmas.

Robert Kinerk's inspired story and Jim LaMarche's glimmering illustrations combine in a picture book that captures the joy and spirit of Christmas. Come along with bear and his friends and see the magical light of Bear's First Christmas.


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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780689869723
  • ISBN-10: 068986972X
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • Publish Date: October 2007
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 12.26 x 9.31 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.12 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Bears

 
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Holiday memories

Bear's First Christmas by Robert Kinerk is a rhyming tale that's also set in the woods, far removed from holiday commercialism. A young bear awakens in winter and follows a sound, encountering animals along the way—a crow, moose, pheasant and chicks. The group trudges through the snow to a house, where they peer through the window at a family enjoying Christmas. They watch for a while, then return to the woods and hibernate together in the bear's den. Jim LaMarche's acrylic and colored-pencil drawings are just realistic enough to make readers yearn to reach out and pat the young bear's thick coat of fur.

The bear awakens in spring and treks to new places, but he carries the memories of his friends forever. Bear's First Christmas ends with a perfect holiday message: "For each friend, though he roams from the others apart,/Carries with him, inside him, that glow in his heart."

 
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