The Bravest Ever Bear

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Candlewick Press, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Once upon a time there was a bear. No, three bears. No, four and twenty black bears. Let's start again. Once upon a time there was a penguin. No, a sausage. A sausage? That can't be right. Once upon a time there was a perfectest ever princess, a wolf, a troll, a dragon and a ... sausage (again). Who wrote this stuff? Once upon a time there was ... Oh, we give up.

If you really want to know who there was and what they did, you'll just have to read Allan Ahlberg's funny and ridiculous stories for yourself! With lively illustrations by Paul Howard, this collection of false starts, revisionist fairy tales, and familiar -- yet joyously eccentric -- characters is a tribute to storytelling and a toast to silliness. Join in the fun!

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User Review  - destinymbruner - LibraryThing

Several short once upon a time stories are read by a bear and he provides humorous commentary as he reads. He decides the stories aren't good enough so he takes over the writing. This was a humorous ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Allan Ahlberg was born in 1938 in South London, and grew up in the Black Country. He worked as a teacher, postman, grave digger, soldier and plumber's mate before he became a full-time writer. He met his wife and creative partner, Janet at teacher training college. It was because Janet wanted to illustrate a book that Allan wrote his first book, the Brick Street boys. After that, together they wrote 37 books. Janet died in 1994 and Ahlberg discontinued his writing career for a few years before picking it up again.

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