Bear Outside

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Product Details
Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Neal Porter Books
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.7 X 11.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780823446131

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About the Author
Jane Yolen is one of the most distinguished and successful authors for young readers and adults in the country. She is the author of close to 400 books--including Rum Pum Pum with Holiday House, Briar Rose, Sister Light, Sister Dark; Owl Moon, and the immensely popular The Devil's Arithmetic. Her books have won awards including the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, the Jewish Book Award, and two Christopher Medals. SFWA named her the 2017 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts.

Jen Corace is the illustrator of many books for children, including Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Small World by Ishta Mercurio, and Brave Jane Austen by Lisa Pliscou. She has a BFA in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design, and she lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.
Reviews
"Innovative in its perspective and moving in its execution (gouache that, like our emotions, sometimes bleeds outside the lines), Corace's art perfectly matches Yolen's words in this nuanced exploration of our inner selves."--The New York Times Book Review

"A warm and winning title about becoming one's own person."--The Horn Book

"Together, Yolen and Corace offer a sophisticated depiction of a child's relationship with her inner strength."--Publishers Weekly

"A creative interpretation of the imaginary friend theme, this original picture book respects both its characters and its audience."--Booklist

"The success of this simple story of a child's summoning of inner strength lies in Corace's gouache and line illustrations. . . . This low-key story encourages viewers to find inner resources for dealing with ordinary challenges, and could help provide children with a structure for contemplating their own armor."--School Library Journal

"Yolen's quiet text, seasoned with occasional rhyme, suits this tale of resilience. She gently celebrates how children build their own competencies by adopting imaginary friends and imbuing stuffed toys with their own increasing social-emotional fitness."--Kirkus Reviews

"The gouache, ink, and graphite illustrations strike a visually pleasing balance with the soft linework and dappled texture of the bear paired with the more solid geometry of the real world. This gentle, dreamy read would be most useful for youngsters needing a visualization of how to get through a rough patch or to project confidence."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books