The Bear

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Random House Children's Books, Nov 1, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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What does Tilly do when an enormous bear decides to visit late one night? She tries to make him feel welcome, of course. But an oversized bear in your average-sized house does not make the best of houseguests, and Tilly has to stay on her toes to keep the bear out of trouble. Now in a new paperback edition, with a handy size and price, so even more readers can enjoy this bear of a story.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Young Tilly wakes to find a gigantic, affectionate polar bear filling her room, nearly, in this oversized thematic soul mate to Briggs's classic The Snowman (1978). Tilly's parents, of course, can't ... Read full review

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User Review  - ezwicky - LibraryThing

As usual with Raymond Briggs, this is an odd children's books. It's partly about a bear, and adults indulging a child's imagination, and how it's possible to love somebody who's difficult and mourn ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

* Raymond Briggs was born in London in 1934.  At the age of 15, he  went to Wimbeldon Art School to learn how to draw, as he wanted to become a cartoonist.  But there he was told that cartooning was not a profession for gentlemen and that he ought to be a painter.  

* Raymond then went on to the Slade School in London to study painting as a full-time student.  During his spare time, he began work on a portfolio of illustrations of all kinds, including jackets and a wide selection of drawings to take to publishers.

* After illustrating for advertising, newspapers and books, Raymond discovered that book illustration inspired him the most, since it offered far greater variety and freedom than anything else.

* Raymond has always found it unf

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