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Title:
The moon of the bears
Author:
George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012.
Edition:
New edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [1993]

©1993
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Chronicles a year in a black bear's life, beginning with her emerging from hibernation in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains during the spring thaw in February.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780060227913

9780060227920
Format :
Book

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Chronicles a year in a black bear's life, beginning with her emerging from hibernation in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains during the spring thaw in February.


Author Notes

Jean Craighead George was born on July 2, 1919 in Washington, D.C. She received degrees in English and science from Pennsylvania State University. She began her career as a reporter for the International News Service. In the 1940s she was a member of the White House press corps for The Washington Post.

During her lifetime, she wrote over 100 novels including My Side of the Mountain, which was a 1960 Newbery Honor Book, On the Far Side of the Mountain, Julie of the Wolves, which won the Newbery Medal, Julie, and Julie's Wolf Pack. She also wrote two guides to cooking with wild foods and an autobiography entitled Journey Inward. In 1991, she became the first winner of the School Library Media Section of the New York Library Association's Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature. She died on May 15, 2012 at the age of 92.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-- As the cold eases and spring emerges in fits and starts, the behaviors of a variety of creatures are documented; at the center of the drama is the bear. The book opens with its first stirrings from hibernation, but flashes back--almost as if in the bear's own slumbery dreams--to the events of the summer and autumn before: eating, playing, courtship, and mating. George's writing is memorable, such as one passage in which the animal resists sleep, waiting for the exact instinctual moment to hibernate. Readers also follow the awakenings of nearby insects, sap quickening, and mating dances. Luminous, realistic color paintings, including a double-page spread and some compelling closeups of the bear's face, perfectly enhance the text that George has refined into a less matter-of-fact, more lyrical version of her 1967 original. Here, she captures the mystery of the event while delivering a number of facts. This is accurate nonfiction that reads like a story, and is perfectly suited for reading aloud. --Valerie Lennox, Jacksonville Public Library, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.