Big Bear's Big Boat

Big Bear's Big Boat

By Eve Bunting; Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780618585373, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2013

Big Bear outgrew his little boat, so heis building himself a big boat and can't wait till he'srowing, fishing, and relaxing in it. When his friends start suggesting improvements, Big Bear obligingly follows their advice. To his dismay, his big boat is turning outall wrong. It's because he hasn't followed his own dream, and he knows exactly how to fix it. With all the simplicity, warmth, and wisdom of "Little Bear's Little Boat, "this book honors an important step in growing up.

About the Author
Eve Bunting was born in Ireland and came to California with her husband and three children. She is one of the most acclaimed and versatile children's book authors, with more than two hundred novels and picture books to her credit. Among her honors are many state awards, the Kerlan Award, the Golden Kite Award, the Regina Medal, the Mystery Writers of America and the Western Writers of America awards, and a PEN International Special Achievement award for her contribution to children's literature. In 2002, Ms. Bunting was chosen to be Irish-American Woman of the Year by the Irish-American Heritage Committee of New York.

Nancy Carpenter, illustrator of many successful picture books, lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For Big Bear's Big Boat

"A story riding on a Thoreau-vian sensibility with a Zen serenity. . . . This story is more than just a tale of sticking to your vision—it's a small world unto itself. A keeper."
Kirkus, starred review