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Henry Bear's Christmas

by McPhail, David, 1940-

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 13 of 14 copies
Available (13)
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB McPHAIL David
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PB McPHAIL David
 
 
CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday qj Fic McPhail,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj Fic McPhail,
 
 
CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday qj Fic McPhail,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj Fic McPhail,
 
 
CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday qj Fic McPhail,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj Fic McPhail,
 
 
CLP - West End Children's Seasonal/Holiday qj Fic McPhail,
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
 
Call Number  qj Fic McPhail,
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak Holiday Books P MCP
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak
 
Collection  Holiday Books
 
Call Number  P MCP
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea MCPHAIL
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Ea MCPHAIL
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Holiday Books Juv Pict McPh HOLIDAY
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Holiday Books
 
Call Number  Juv Pict McPh HOLIDAY
 
 
Plum Community Library Easy Reader E FIC MCP
Location  Plum Community Library
 
Collection  Easy Reader
 
Call Number  E FIC MCP
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E MCP
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
Call Number  J E MCP
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Holiday jHOLIDAY MCP [PICT BK]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Holiday
 
Call Number  jHOLIDAY MCP [PICT BK]
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Picture Books CHRISTMAS McPHAIL
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  CHRISTMAS McPHAIL
 
 
Whitehall Public Library Picture Books PIC McPhail
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PIC McPhail
 
 
 
Unavailable (1)
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Northern Tier Regional Library Storage STORAGE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Storage
 
Status  STORAGE
 
 
Summary
Henry Bear loves everything about Christmas, but most of all he loves having a fine tree, beautifully decorated, with presents underneath and good friends all around. However, when Henry Bear and his best friend, Stanley, head off to town to find the perfect tree, nothing at the farm stand or at the school yard meets Henry's approval. No, the only tree perfect enough for Henry is the one being raffled off by the church. Henry is positive that the tree is meant to be his -- so positive that he spends all of his money buying raffle tickets, but Stanley is worried. What will they do if they don't win the raffle?More than twenty-five years after first introducing Henry Bear to children everywhere with Henry Bear's Park, acclaimed illustrator David McPhail returns once again to Henry Bear's world with an endearing new story about the true meaning of Christmas.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "K-Gr. 2. McPhail's familiar cross-hatching technique is ideal for this generous-hearted, old-fashioned holiday tale about true friendship. Henry Bear likes everything about Christmas, a special time of love and warmth and good cheer, but his favorite activity is looking for a tree--the perfect tree --for the home he shares with his raccoon buddy, Stanley. At the school-yard lot, Stanley finds a small, scraggly tree that tugs at his heart; Henry, however, has another one in mind: a tree being raffled off. Convinced he's meant to win, Henry spends all of his money on raffle tickets, but he's not present when his ticket is pulled, and so the tree goes to someone else. Then he learns that dear Stanley, in a gesture befitting the season, spent the grocery money on raffle tickets. McPhail's winning combination of individualized human and animal characters is particularly winning here as the characters move smoothly from frosty outdoor landscapes to cozy indoor scenes. The last scene is the best: the animal friends happily eat Christmas supper brought over by Mama Bear beside their small, scraggly, but ever so beautifully decorated tree. --Stephanie Zvirin Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "David McPhail's cub protagonist returns in Henry Bear's Christmas. As Henry and his friend Stanley search for the perfect tree, they stumble upon the meaning of Christmas. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Bears -- Fiction.
Raccoon -- Fiction.
Christmas trees -- Fiction.
Christmas -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Atheneum Books for Young Readers,2003
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors O'Connor, John.
Language English
Description 40 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 0689821980
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