Maudie and Bear

By Jan Ormerod; Freya Blackwood (Illustrator)
(G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780399257094, 48pp.)

Publication Date: January 5, 2012

List Price: $16.99*
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Description

Bear's world revolves around Maudie. Maudie's world also revolves around Maudie.

In this delightful picture book, readers will meet Maudie, a plucky young girl, and her friend Bear, a gentle giant with a heart of gold. Whether they are going on a bike ride, fixing an afternoon snack, or dancing together, Bear's love for Maudie is unwavering and his devotion will win over readers of all ages.

With beautiful prose and irresistible illustrations, Maudie and Bear is a classic in the making.




About the Author
Jan Ormerod (1946-2013) was an award-winning author who grew up in Western Australia. As a child Jan drew constantly, and she eventually went on to attend art school and study drawing, painting, and sculpture. During her career Jan published more than fifty books, including "Sunshine", "Lizzie Nonsense", "Water Witcher", and "Maudie and Bear". Her work, which resonated with young children and adults alike, won many prestigious awards and received much acclaim.

Freya Blackwood grew up in Orange in New South Wales, Australia. As the daughter of a painter and an architect, she was encouraged to draw from a young age, and produced many illustrated books as a child. She earned a design degree (Visual Communications) at the University of Technology, Sydney and then worked for several years in the film industry in Sydney and Wellington, New Zealand. Many of her books have been translated into other languages and can be read by people all over the world. She now lives back in Orange, New South Wales, Australia with her divine daughter Ivy, their rather naughty whippet Pivot, and four noisy chickens.
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