The Great Bear (Paperback)

Author: Gleeson, Libby

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The spare, emotionally powerful story of a circus bear who finally breaks free is told with simple narration and intense, expressive illustrations. This deeply affecting tale of a bear who escapes cruelty to find a mythical release will resonate with all who love animals, while offering a universal message about freedom and dignity. Illustrations.


Publisher Candlewick Pr
Mfg Part# 9780763651367
SKU 217656285
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0763651362
Release Date 7/12/2011
Dimensions (in Inches) 10H x 8.5L x 0.5T
"At the beginning, minimal text is on every left-hand page along with sketchy drawings of the bear, while the right has full-color pictures. Near the story's end, the pictures encroach on the left-hand pages, getting progressively larger until the text is gone. Subtle-yet spectacular and deeply moving."
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Annotation An abused circus bear frees herself in this splendidly illustrated and sparingly written picture book. Day after day, a bear listlessly wilts in an uncomfortable cage, forced to dance for jeering crowds each evening with a circus. But one night, she refuses to dance, roaring wildly instead. Seizing the moment, the bear begins a journey that leads the way to freedom and joy.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 05
Number of Pages 0040
Publisher Candlewick Press (MA)

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