The Bear Who Wasn't There And The Fabulous Forest And the Fabulous Forest

Auteur: Oren Lavie


The Bear Who Wasn't There And The Fabulous Forest

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Auteur: Oren Lavie
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781617754906
  • 17 november 2016
  • 48 pagina's
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"Irresistible...playfully existential."
-- O, The Oprah Magazine

"Bear's search for himself doesn't matter so much as the charm of Lavie's storytelling voice as he narrates it...Erlbruch gives the bear big, puzzled-looking eyes and a lovable grin. He lives in a forest made of ornate trees seemingly lifted from vintage engravings, whose delicate lines play off Bear's dumpy figure. Bear's encounters with various characters--the Turtle Taxi, the Penultimate Penguin--feature gentle wordplay and Lewis Carroll-like paradoxes...Everything is new to Bear, and his discoveries will delight readers."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Erlbruch's playful, distinctive illustrations...are sublime."
--Kirkus Reviews

"The volume is filled with surreal gags about prepositions and adverbs, cheerful absurdity, and down the rabbit hole-style musings."
--School Library Journal

"The book is filled with the bear's paradoxical, enigmatic, and sometimes Zen-like musings as he meets various creatures in the forest who assist him...This one would make for a thought-provoking read-aloud at story time. Get those children settled--it's a lengthy text--and present to them this gloriously left-of-center tale. Watch their heads spin. It'll be memorable."
--Kirkus Reviews, new children's books feature

"A lovable entertainment and quest venture that veers back and forth into existential territory without missing a beat of its adorable nature."
--Center for Fiction

"Young readers with a philosophical nature and an appreciation for provocative silliness will be especially gratified by Bear's self-discovery...Erlbruch's illustrations, which look like etchings, fit the story well. The Fabulous Forest effectively evokes a fairy tale feel, and Bear, a portly fellow with huge eyes, a bright red mouth, and colorful flecks in his black fur, is loveable at first sight."
--New York Journal of Books

"Imaginatively written by Oren Lavie and beautifully illustrated by Wolf Erlbruch, The Bear Who Wasn't There: And the Fabulous Forest is classic fable in the making and will prove to be an original and enduringly popular addition."
-- Midwest Book Review

"This cheeky a melding of Phantom Tollbooth logic, Alice in Wonderland whimsy, and peppered with a cast of unforgettable Little Prince like characters...You can't help fall into the imaginative world of this delightfully clever picture book."

One day, a few minutes after Once Upon a Time, a bear awakes to find he has lost something very important: himself! He sets out into the Fabulous Forest to find himself, using only a few clues scrawled on a piece of paper: the bear he's looking for is a nice bear; he is a happy bear; and he's very handsome too! These sound like pretty good qualities to Bear, and so begins his memorable journey. With the help of Fabulous Forest critters like the Convenience Cow, the Lazy Lizard, and the Penultimate Penguin, Bear finds that he himself is just what he's been looking for all along: a nice, happy bear--and handsome too!

As whimsical as Winnie-the-Pooh and as wryly comic as Klassen's bear who wants his hat back, The Bear Who Wasn't There joins a select crew of unusual bears who have captured the imagination of children for generations.



Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
17 november 2016
Aantal pagina's


Oren Lavie
Wolf Erlbruch
Tweede Illustrator
Wolf Erlbruch
Akashic Books,U.S.

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Extra groot lettertype
867 g
Product breedte
248 mm
Product hoogte
13 mm
Product lengte
324 mm
Verpakking breedte
248 mm
Verpakking hoogte
13 mm
Verpakking lengte
323 mm



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