The Biggest Bear, Softcover   -     By: Lynd Ward
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1973 / Paperback

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"Better a bear in the orchard than an Orchard in the bear," was the firm belief of Johnny Orchard's grandfather. That was one good reason why there was no bearskin on Johnny's barn. All the other barns in the valley had huge bearskins hung to dry. Johnny was humiliated. Since his father would do nothing about the situation, Johnny took things into his own hands. He went looking for the biggest bear in the forest and he came home with a very little bear. But the bear grew as all bears do, and Johnny was in trouble.

With this completely engaging picturebook, artist Lynd Ward makes his debut as a writer for children. His writing has all the charm, the distinction and the strength of these pictures the most delightful he has ever done. Children of all ages will find this an exciting picturebook, one to be read, reread, and to be treasured both for its story and for the beauty of Mr. Ward's drawings. Recommended for ages 4 to 8. The 1953 Caldecott Medal winner.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 1973
ISBN: 0395150248
ISBN-13: 9780395150245
Ages: 4-8

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Johnny Orchard brings home a playful bear cub that soon becomes huge and a nuisance to the neighbors.

Author Bio

LYND WARD (1905-1985) illustrated more than two hundred books for children and adults throughout his prolific career. Winner of the Caldecott Medal for his watercolors in The Biggest Bear, Mr. Ward was also famous for his wood engravings, which are featured in museum collections throughout the United States and abroad.

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"Some of his best pictures supplement the story . . . An outstanding book in every way." Horn Book

"Some of his best pictures supplement the story . . . An outstanding book in every way." Horn Book Guide

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