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Title:
The Berenstain Bears-- phenom in the family
Author:
Berenstain, Stan, 1923-2005.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
100 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
When Sister Bear tries out for the school swim team and reveals that she is an extremely talented swimmer, Papa starts to push her too hard.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
620 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.4 1.0 44216.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.7 4 Quiz: 23072.
ISBN:
9780679989523

9780679889526
Format :
Book

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Summary

There's a brand-new pool at Bear Country School, and all the cubs are raring to try out for the swim team. No one is more surprised than Sister Bear when she outswims every cub in every event--even the butterfly stroke! With visions of Bearlympics gold dancing in Papa Bear's furry head, he insists on being Sister's personal trainer as she prepares for the big meet. It's a decision that everyone in the Bear family will live to regret, for Papa--armed with his trusty clipboard, whistle, and stopwatch--will stop at nothing to achieve victory! Whoever said it doesn't matter whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game . . . that sure wasn't Papa!


Author Notes

Stan Berenstain was born in 1923 in Philadelphia, the same year and place as his future wife, Jan. They met as students at the Philadelphia College of Art. World War II delayed their career plans: Stan joined the army as a medical assistant while Jan supported the war effort by working in an airplane factory. They married in 1946 and together began drawing cartoons for the McCall's/Good Housekeeping It's All in the Family series. They worked on this feature from 1956 through 1990.

The Big Honey Hunt, published in 1962, was their first book for children. This book about a family of bears, written for Dr. Seuss's Beginner Books series, was so popular that Dr. Seuss himself, Theodore Geisel, encouraged them to write more stories. Geisel's advice launched the Berenstains on life-career writing and illustrating the very successful Berenstain Bears books.

The Berenstain Bears' New Baby, published in 1974, was the beginning of the First Time Books series. The Children's Choice Award was given to The Berenstain Bears' New Neighbors in 1995. The Berenstains were also honored for their work in children's literature when they received the Ludington Award in 1989. There have been television shows based on the Berenstain Bears books, as well as CD-ROMs and videos.

Stan Berenstain passed away on November 26th, 2005, after a lengthy battle with lymphoma. He was 82.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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