What the Grizzly Knows

What the Grizzly Knows

By David Elliott; Max Grafe (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763627782, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 2008


A lyrical bedtime tale of a little boy and his bear is an ode to the magic of dreams — and the transformative power of the imagination.

As a little boy falls peacefully into sleep and starts to dream, his teddy bear grows and growls and pops his button nose to turn into a real grizzly bear. And amazingly, the boy becomes a grizzly bear, too — following his friend to the nighttime forest to hunt and prowl, feast and fish until the morning sun returns. David Elliott's spare, poetic text and Max Grafe's luminous illustrations tell a transfixing bedtime story, gently carrying sleepy listeners into dreamland.

About the Author
David Elliott is the author of several books for young readers, including the "Evangeline Mudd" novels and A"nd Here's to You!," a New York Times bestselling picture book illustrated by Randy Cecil. He lives in Warner, New Hampshire.

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Max Grafe has illustrated several books for children, including OLD COYOTE by Nancy Wood, THE WEE CHRISTMAS CABIN OF CARN-NA-WEEN by Ruth Sawyer, and EYE OF THE WOLF by Daniel Pennac. Max Grafe lives in New York.