Pioneer Bear: A True Story (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book)

Pioneer Bear: A True Story (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book)

by Joan Sandin
     
 

A photographer travels to a Minnesota farm to take a picture of Bearly, the dancing bear cub, only to discover that he is nowhere to be found. But the cub makes a mysterious appearance in the family photo album after all in this heartwarming true story of pioneer days. See more details below

Overview

A photographer travels to a Minnesota farm to take a picture of Bearly, the dancing bear cub, only to discover that he is nowhere to be found. But the cub makes a mysterious appearance in the family photo album after all in this heartwarming true story of pioneer days.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-3A delightful adventure for beginning readers. When Andrew Irwin finds an orphaned bear cub in the woods, he takes it home and teaches it tricks. News of this clever animal reaches the town photographer, John Lacy, and he travels 30 miles to the farm to take its picture. When he arrives, the six Irwin children search everywhere, but no one can find it. As the light of day begins to fade, Lacy offers to take a family portrait instead. The finished portrait shows that curious Bearly was, indeed, a part of it. Pioneer activities such as washing laundry in tubs, chopping wood, harvesting and storing vegetables, and smoking meats are realistically presented in warm watercolor illustrations. Readers will giggle as they find Bearly in the bushes, on the roof, and behind the outhouse as Andrew and his brothers and sisters search for the camera-shy bear. Pioneer Bear will have broad appeal because of its action and suspense.Mary Ann Bursk, Bucks County Free Library, Levittown, PA
Stephanie Zvirin
This entry in the Step into Reading series is for children who've mastered some reading basics. The story is nicely straightforward: a pioneer photographer hoping to photograph a bear belonging to little Andrew accomplishes his goal--but not in the way he planned. Without being overly cute, the soft-edged watercolors evoke a variety of pioneer settings, at the same time offering a few surprises to readers (kids will periodically spot the bear hiding from its adopted family). The story isn't particularly fresh, but it's gently humorous and light, and it will bring pleasure to children ready to expand their reading experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606080156
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Series:
Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 2 Book
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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