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Little Polar Bear

Illustrated by Hans de Beer
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

The Little Polar Bear—now available as a paperback! It's a big day for the little polar bear Lars! His father takes him hunting for the very first time, and that night he is so tired from all his lessons that he falls fast asleep. He sleeps so soundly that he doesn't hear the ice crack, doesn't feel himself slowly drift away from his father and the North Pole - he doesn't realize that his adventures have just begun.

About The Author

Hans de Beer was born in Muiden, near Amsterdam, Holland. After briefly studying history, he finished his studies at the Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. Little Polar Bear, Hans’s art school graduation project, brought him worldwide success and countless awards, and has been translated into thirty languages so far. Today Hans lives and works as a freelance illustrator with his wife, the Italian illustrator Serena Romanelli, in Amsterdam and near Florence, Italy. 

About The Illustrator

Hans de Beer was born in Muiden, near Amsterdam, Holland. After briefly studying history, he finished his studies at the Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. Little Polar Bear, Hans’s art school graduation project, brought him worldwide success and countless awards, and has been translated into thirty languages so far. Today Hans lives and works as a freelance illustrator with his wife, the Italian illustrator Serena Romanelli, in Amsterdam and near Florence, Italy. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (October 10, 2011)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735840522
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"A witty, plaintive book my children adored when they were barely out of diapers."

– Dwight Garner, The New York Times

"Readers will cheer when Lars is reunited with his father, but will also look forward to traveling with their new friend again in his other adventures."

– Celebrate Picture Books Blog

"a fanciful journey"

– Publishers Weekly

"This is an endearing picture book, with soft-colored illustrations that help give a very cold place a warm feel."

– Children's Literature Reviews

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