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Overview In this collection of short stories, Lichfield invites young readers and listeners to enter a magical world where their imagination can run wild as they play with pandas in the Himalayas and koalas in Australia. And hair-raising anecdotes of the ferocious grizzly are sure to hold readers' interest through the last page.
Publishers Description In Fanciful Bear Stories for Little Kids, Lichfield invites young readers and listeners to enter a magical world where their imagination can run wild as they play with pandas in the Himalayas and koalas in Australia. In this collection of short stories, Lichfield writes about one of the most interesting animals living in the mountains-the grizzly bear, the denizen of the forest-clad hills-which struck terror in the hearts of people living on the rugged slopes. These sensitive and heart-rending tales of brave hunters and ferocious bears are based on real-life incidents. Vividly narrated, the hair-raising anecdotes of the grizzly are sure to hold the reader's interest through the last page. These stories make for excellent re-telling to youthful campfire audiences.
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Ingram Advance - 03/01/2005 page 105
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.98" Width: 9.01" Height: 0.31" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2005
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 159467714X ISBN13 9781594677144
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Fanciful Bear Stories for Little Kids and Factual Bear Stories for Big Kids Apr 8, 2009
Walter C. Lichfield's Fanciful Bear Stories for Little Kids and Factual Bear Stories for Big Kids is a wonderful collection of short stories about bears. As promised by the title, there are two parts corresponding to two types of bear stories: Bedtime Stories and Campfire Stories.
The first part of Fanciful Bear Stories is made up of very short stories originally invented by the author for his own children. Each of these tales is extremely inventive, amusing and instructive; which are necessary elements to make a good children's book. Children are typically very attracted to bears this makes Fanciful Bear Stories for Little Kids even more appealing. These are very unique, "once upon a time" type stories that will stimulate any child's imagination. It is simply perfect for bedtime, but fun to read any time.
The second part is quite different than the first. Factual Bear Stories for Big Kids is very poignant, thrilling, and vibrantly written. Part Two is a collection of true stories, as the author clearly states in the first story's introduction: "The people in this story are real, their fears, their sorrows... [were] real". Knowing this adds an extremely attention-grasping dimension to this already particularly interesting and intense work. The reader dives into nine accounts of unfortunate but brave men who experienced terrifying, dangerous and heart-rending encounters with bears in the woods of Utah and Idaho. All the facts and accurate explanations provided by Lichfield make these Campfire Stories very compelling but also instructive. Whether you live near bear-inhabited woods or not, it doesn't matter: you'll enjoy Fanciful Bear Stories and unquestionably learn more about these fascinating animals.
Walter C. Lichfield is the father of nine sons and four daughters. He taught high school students for ten years, was a management analyst for the Air Force and became an author upon retiring. The author's wife Wilma Browning Lichfield wrote the foreword for Fanciful Bear Stories for Little Kids and Factual Bear Stories for Big Kids to explain to the readers what they will read. She specifies that Walter C. Lichfield, invented those imaginary bear stories to tell his children at bedtime and she felt they were "good enough that others can enjoy them too". All of this provides Fanciful Bear Stories for Little Kids a very familial, intimate, authentic aspect: those tales were made up with the love of a father for his children.