Jan Brett Berlioz the Bear

ISBN 13: 9780399222481

Berlioz the Bear

3.91 avg rating
( 930 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780399222481: Berlioz the Bear
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A "Reading Rainbow" Feature Title

Zum, zum, buzz.... zum, zum, buzz...

What's that strange buzz coming from the double bass? Berlioz has no time to investigate, because he and his bear orchestra are due at the gala ball in the village square at eight. But Berlioz is so worried about his buzzing bass that he steers the mule and his bandwagon full of magicians into a hole in the road and gets stuck.

Time is running out, and if a rooster, a cat, a billy goat, a plow horse, and an ox can't rescue the bandwagon, who can?

As the suspense mounts, intricate borders reveal the village animals making their way to the square one by one. When the clock chimes eight, the animals, ready to dance, have filled the square-but there's no sign of Berlioz.

Jan Brett's glorious illustrations invite the eye to linger over exquisite details and humorous nuances that enhance the story. This delightful cumulative tale is one that will be looked at again and again.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

With over thirty four million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real."

As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. "It was overwhelming to see the room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain," she says. "I'm delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting."

Travel is also a constant inspiration. Together with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work. "From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children's books."

From School Library Journal:

Kindergarten-Grade 3-- A wonderful blending of elements into a cohesive, thoroughly entertaining work that subtly introduces young readers to the world of music. While practicing, Berlioz the Bear detects a strange buzzing noise coming from his double bass. On the way to the concert with the rest of the bear band, he is so preoccupied with the sound that he accidently runs the wagon into a hole. The lead animal, a mule, refuses to budge, despite a series of animals who unsuccessfully try to pull the wagon out. At that moment, what should fly out of Berlioz's bass but a very angry bee that takes out its frustration on the mule's hindquarters. The sting does what the other animals failed to do; the wagonload of musicians goes careening into the village at full speed and arrives just in the nick of time. In tone, Brett's cumulative story has elements of traditional folklore, and her spare text begs to be read aloud. Her pen-and-ink, watercolor, and colored-pencil illustrations are richly, often humorously, detailed, and they sweep over each double-page spread. The brushwork is distinct, and the palette is a well-organized blend of earth tones with touches of red and blue. The artist's penchant for borders is evident, here taking the shape of a proscenium arch. The top portion of each arch shows the villagers' preparations for the performance while the side panels depict various animals enroute to the concert. The borders, manner of dress for the animals, and scenery all have a distinct flavor of traditional Austrian and Swiss culture. --Denise Anton Wright, Library Book Selection Service, Inc., Bloomington, IL
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780698113992: Berlioz the Bear

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0698113993 ISBN 13:  9780698113992
Publisher: Puffin Books, 1996
Softcover

9780241133026: Berlioz the Bear

Hamish..., 1992
Hardcover

9780606111140: Berlioz the Bear

Demco ..., 1996
Library Binding

9781127556847: Berlioz the Bear

G. P. ..., 1991
Hardcover

9780140548167: Berlioz the Bear

Puffin, 1994
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Brett, Jan
ISBN 10: 0399222480 ISBN 13: 9780399222481
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1991. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KB-9780399222481

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Brett, Jan
ISBN 10: 0399222480 ISBN 13: 9780399222481
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1991. HRD. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780399222481

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Brett, Jan (Author)
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0399222480 ISBN 13: 9780399222481
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0399222480

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Brett, Jan
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0399222480 ISBN 13: 9780399222481
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0399222480. Seller Inventory # Z0399222480ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Brett, Jan
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0399222480 ISBN 13: 9780399222481
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0399222480. Seller Inventory # Z0399222480ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Brett, Jan
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0399222480 ISBN 13: 9780399222481
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0399222480. Seller Inventory # Z0399222480ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Brett, Jan
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0399222480 ISBN 13: 9780399222481
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0399222480. Seller Inventory # Z0399222480ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Brett, Jan
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0399222480 ISBN 13: 9780399222481
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0399222480. Seller Inventory # Z0399222480ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Brett, Jan
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0399222480 ISBN 13: 9780399222481
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0399222480. Seller Inventory # Z0399222480ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Brett, Jan
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0399222480 ISBN 13: 9780399222481
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0399222480. Seller Inventory # Z0399222480ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book