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Ten tales about bears, from the folklore of Lapland, China, Hungary, Canada, Russia, Japan, North America, Germany, and France
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Hiawyn Oram grew up in South Africa. After graduating in English and Drama from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal, she worked as an advertising copywriter before becoming a full-time writer. She's written more than a 100 children's books starting with the old classic ANGRY ARTHUR Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura, now an ebook by MEBOOKS. Her work has been published in more than 30 languages including Russian and Chinese, Turkish, Slovak and Polish and won or been short-listed for several awards. She also writes poetry, script and lyrics for musicals and has developed and written for animated TV. Dreamworks in the US have optioned her series starring Rumblewick, an overworked cat to a reluctant witch, as the inspiration for an animated movie. THE VACKEES, a musical for which she wrote the words, is regularly performed across the country and LAST TRAIN TO TOMORROW, about the rescue of 10,000 Jewish children from the holocaust, was performed by the Halle Orchestra, junior choir and actors to standing ovation. Her favourite children's book ever is THE SECRET GARDEN by F.H. Burnett and her vote for best children's movie goes to Disney's JUNGLE BOOK, narrowly pipping KUNG FU PANDA to the post. Hiawyn lives in London where, when not writing, she can be found inventing games for grandchildren and getting messy covering canvasses in paint.From School Library Journal:
PreS-Gr 2-A collection of 10 tales featuring all sorts of bears, with themes that include trickery, beauty, intelligence, caring, greed, luck, giving thanks, being yourself, honesty, and friendship. They are said to come from Lapland, China, Hungary, Canada, Russia, Japan, North America, Germany, and France, but no sources are given. The writing is good and the pictures convey a suitable "not-so-grizzly" feel. The colorful, cartoonlike illustrations represent an endearing array of animals from pandas to polar bears. A competent introduction to short stories, presented in an attractive package.-Shelley Woods, Boston Public Library, MA
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Book Description Little Tiger Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Type: Book. Seller Inventory # 31438
Book Description Little Tiger Pr, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11188844441X
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