Little Polar Bear and the Big Balloon

Overview

Lars, the little polar bear, dreams of flying in the sky like a bird. One day, he meets a lost puffin who cannot fly home because his wings are sticky with oil. Always ready to help a friend in need, Lars takes the little puffin to the healing waters of the hot spring where they discover a bright red hot-air balloon. At last, it seems that Lars's dream of exploring the sky will come true! But Lars had no idea that flying high above the ground would be so scary.

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Overview

Lars, the little polar bear, dreams of flying in the sky like a bird. One day, he meets a lost puffin who cannot fly home because his wings are sticky with oil. Always ready to help a friend in need, Lars takes the little puffin to the healing waters of the hot spring where they discover a bright red hot-air balloon. At last, it seems that Lars's dream of exploring the sky will come true! But Lars had no idea that flying high above the ground would be so scary.

When Lars, the little polar bear, finds a lost puffin and a hot-air balloon, he believes his dream of flying may finally come true.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Lars, the little polar bear who has starred in several previous adventures, dreams of flying. When a puffin dives past him into the sea, he tells Lars that he cannot fly home because his wings are coated with oil from a slick. Eager to help, the young hero offers to take Yuri to the hot springs where he can wash it off. When the two new friends discover a hot-air balloon, Lars jumps into the basket, Yuri follows, and soon they are airborne. High above the clouds, Yuri flies off and bear and balloon drift safely down for a landing. The puffin promises to visit the next summer, and Lars decides that he is quite content to stay on the ground. The upbeat, playful illustrations, some full page and some spot art, show the two small characters against large, icy landscapes. Once the adventure begins, the purple-and-orange balloon takes center stage and adds an element of suspense. Fans of the series won't be disappointed.-Meghan R. Malone, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735820777
  • Publisher: NorthSouth (NY)
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Series: Little Polar Bear (Paperback) Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 833,742
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 0.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Hans de Beer was born in Muiden, a small town near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He studied illustration at the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam. Hans de Beer's Little Polar Bear books enjoy great international success. They have been published in 18

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