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Polar the Titanic bear

by Spedden, Daisy Corning Stone, 1872-1950.

Format: Print Book 1994
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 12 of 14 copies
Available (12)
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Bridgeville Public Library Public Library Children's Non-Fiction JUV 910.9 SPE
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
Collection  Public Library Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  JUV 910.9 SPE
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j 910.91634 SPE
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Room
Call Number  j 910.91634 SPE
Dormont Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 910 .9 S3
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 910 .9 S3
Green Tree Public Library Children's J F SPE
Location  Green Tree Public Library
Collection  Children's
Call Number  J F SPE
Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Nonfiction J 910.9 SPE
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Juv Nonfiction
Call Number  J 910.9 SPE
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E Spedden
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Call Number  J E Spedden
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 910.452 Spe
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 910.452 Spe
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 910.4 SP3
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 910.4 SP3
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J SP
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J SP
Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv 910.91634 S74
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  Juv 910.91634 S74
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 910.452 S
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 910.452 S
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 910.452 S
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 910.452 S
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Millvale Community Library Juvenile Fiction ILL RETURNED
Location  Millvale Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Written by American heiress Daisy Corning Stone Spedden for her son Douglas--as a Christmas present the year after they escaped the doomed Titanic--this charming and intriguing story gives an enthralling account of the disaster as seen through the eyes of Stephen's teddy bear. Illustrated with evocative watercolors, family photos, postcards, and keepsakes.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 8^-11. Douglas Spedden was just six years old when he sailed for New York with his mother, father, nurse, and Polar, the little white stuffed Steiff bear that was his constant companion. Family photos and beautiful illustrations complement this moving story of the young survivor, which was written in 1913 as a Christmas gift to Douglas from his mother and put away in a trunk until discovered by a relative of Daisy Spedden."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a curious but successful hybrid of fact and fiction, an affable stuffed polar bear is the narrator of this true tale written in 1913 by Spedden, an American heiress who traveled extensively with her husband and their son, Douglas. Polar, a character modeled on an actual toy that Douglas received as a Christmas gift, offers a chatty travelogue of the Speddens' visits to such locales as Madeira, Algiers and Paris. The bear's detailed account may prove tedious to the target audience-until midway through the book, when the Speddens and Polar board a new luxury liner called the Titanic. The family survives the disastrous collision with the iceberg (however, according to an epilogue by Leighton H. Coleman III, a descendant of the author, Douglas died in a car accident three years later). Snapshots from the Speddens' photo album and other memorabilia (e.g., a 1910 postcard of the F.A.O. Schwartz toy store, where Polar is purchased; a ticket entitling the bearer to use of the Turkish baths aboard the Titanic) provide intriguing glimpses of a long-gone lifestyle. Also evoking the Edwardian era are McGaw's romantic paintings, equally effective in their portrayal of the drama at sea and the love between a boy and his bear. Ages 8-12. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Spedden, Douglas -- Fiction.
Titanic (Steamship) -- Juvenile fiction.
Titanic (Steamship) -- Fiction.
Ocean liners -- Fiction.
Shipwrecks -- Fiction.
Teddy bears -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston, Mass., U.S.A. :Little, Brown,1994
Contributors McGaw, Laurie.
Language English
Notes "A Madison Press Book, produced for Little, Brown and Company."
Description 64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 0316806250
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