Illus. in black-and-white. Brother Bear falls in love with Bonnie Brown, but an ancient family feud resurfaces, and they're forbidden to see each other. Only when the cubs stage a production of Romeo and Juliet do the grownups of Bear Country learn to leave their prejudices behind.
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Stan and Jan Berenstain were both born in 1923 in Philadelphia. They didn't know each other as children, but met later at school, at the Philadelphia College of Art. They liked each other right away, and found out that the both enjoyed the same kinds of books, plays, music and art. During World War II, Stan was a medical assistant in the Army, and Jan worked in an airplane factory. When the war was over, they got married and began to work together as artists and writers, primarily drawing cartoons for popular magazines. After having their two sons Leo and Michael, the Berenstains decided to write some funny children's books that their children and other children could read and enjoy. Their first published children's book was called The Big Honey Hunt . It was about a family of bears, who later became known as the "Berenstain Bears".
Over 50 children's books later, Stan and Jan still plan all of their books together -- both write the stories, and both write the pictures. They live outside of Philadelphia in the country.
This perky tale, one of four inaugural Berenstain Bears Big Chapter Books, enables youngsters who have progressed past the original Berenstain Bears books to continue to enjoy the capers of this popular family. In the double-pronged plot, Brother Bear has his first major crush on a girl , and the flames of a long-smothered feud between two clans in Bear Country are rekindled. Writing in their characteristically sprightly style, infusing equal doses of cuteness and cleverness, the Berenstains neatly join the two story lines as a carefully chosen class play (by that famous playwright, William Shakesbeare) brings Brother and his honey together on stage as star-crossed lovers from sparring families. The leading cubs sail through their kissing scene, and the fate of the Capulets and the Montagues teaches the sparring Grizzlys and Bears the folly of their fight. All is well that ends well, if predictably--and the book's last page offers readers a chance to win a computer in a promotional sweepstakes. Illustrated in black-and-white. Ages 7-11.
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Book Description Random House Books for Young Readers, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0679836136
Book Description Random House Books for Young R, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110679836136
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