What the Grizzly Knows (Hardcover)

By David Elliott, Max Grafe (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763627782, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2008

List Price: 16.99*
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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 picture books, including On the Farm, illustrated by Holly Meade, and the New York Times bestseller And Here's to You!, illustrated by Randy Cecil. David Elliott lives near New London, New Hampshire.

Max Grafe
 is the illustrator of The Bearskinner, retold by Laura Amy Schlitz; The Wee Christmas Cabin of Carn-Na-Ween by Ruth Sawyer; Old Coyote by Nancy Wood; and Eye of the Wolf by Daniel Pennac. Max Grafe lives in Brooklyn, New York.