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Drawing Lessons from a Bear

By David McPhail (Hardcover Book, 2000)
A young bear begins to make claw marks on the floor during his usual "how to be a bear" lessons. Soon he's collecting paper and drawing rocks, trees, clouds, birds, and even dinosaurs as he dreams of becoming an artist. With characteristic whimsey and lively watercolors, David McPhail portrays the unusual life of an artist who just happens to have been a bear, and tells how you can be an artist, too.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $15.99 US/$21.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316563451

    • On Sale Date: 04/01/2000

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book

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A young bear begins to make claw marks on the floor during his usual "how to be a bear" lessons. Soon he's collecting paper and drawing rocks, trees, clouds, birds, and even dinosaurs as he dreams of becoming an artist. With characteristic whimsey and lively watercolors, David McPhail portrays the unusual life of an artist who just happens to have been a bear, and tells how you can be an artist, too.

David McPhail has been a passionate artist since the age of two. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and began illustrating books for children in 1972. Since then he has created dozens of beloved books, including the celebrated Mole Music, which was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, the bestselling If You Were My Bunny, Edward and the Pirates, and Lost! He lives in New Hampshire.
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    * "A delectable intergalactic delight." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

    "Science fiction for young children is rare, and this gentle adventure is just right for the intended audience."
    - Booklist

    "McPhail's watercolors capture the magic in a nighttime palette of blues and purples ... The characters are expressive and cheerfully mischievous." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

    Edward and the Pirates - A New York Times Notable Book of the Year 1997; An ABC Children's Booksellers Choice 1998:

    * "Both spirited and merry, this cleverly plotted homage to the pure joy of reading will be proof of the dictum that one book opens another." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

    "McPhail's rich acrylic paintings exude a dark and mysterious aura ... should be popular with adventure fans everywhere." - Booklist

    Santa's Book of Names:

    "The novel twist on the popular scenario makes a sweet story that's sure to be a hit, especially with McPhail's cozy illustrations." - Kirkus

    Lost! - An American Booksellers Pick of the Lists

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Drawing Lessons from a Bear
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $15.99 US/$21.99 CAN
  • Pages: 32
  • Physical Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316563451
  • On Sale Date: 04/01/2000
Drawing Lessons from a Bear