The Bear Detectives

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The Bear Detectives

By Stan Berenstain; Jan Berenstain

Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780394831275, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 1975

Description

Can the Bear Detectives find Farmer Ben’s missing pumpkin?
With some misguided–but always enthusiastic and well-meaning–advice from Papa Bear, they’re hot on the trail of the pumpkin thief. Illus. in full color.



About the Author
Stan and Jan Berenstain were both born in 1923 in Philadelphia. They didn't know each other as children, but met later at school, at the Philadelphia College of Art. They liked each other right away, and found out that the both enjoyed the same kinds of books, plays, music and art. During World War II, Stan was a medical assistant in the Army, and Jan worked in an airplane factory. When the war was over, they got married and began to work together as artists and writers, primarily drawing cartoons for popular magazines. After having their two sons Leo and Michael, the Berenstains decided to write some funny children's books that their children and other children could read and enjoy. Their first published children's book was called "The Big Honey Hunt." It was about a family of bears, who later became known as the "Berenstain Bears." Over 300 children's books later, Stan and Jan planned all of their books together. They both wrote the stories and created the pictures. They continued to live outside of Philadelphia in the country.


Praise For The Bear Detectives

"Papa Bear tries to solve the mystery of Farmer Ben's missing pumpkin. Will keep beginning readers in stitches and prove enticing even to reluctant readers."--School Library Journal.