Bears by Ruth Krauss, Maurice Sendak, 2005 edition.


Written by Ruth Krauss. Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Reprint, first published in 1948. Michael di Capua Books - Harper Collins Publishers.

Max's dog is not happy when he's forced to compete with a teddy bear. So he snatches it and the chase is on. Bears everywhere...bears staring, bears protesting, millionaire bears, bears collecting taxi fares. "With just 27 words, the inimitable Ruth Krauss created a charming little universe."

Ruth Krauss (1901 - 1993) was a renowned American writer of children's books and poems for adults. Born in Baltimore, she studied art, music and design at various institutions, but found her true calling in writing for children. She married Crockett Johnson, another children's book author, in 1943 and collaborated with him on several books, such as The Carrot Seed. She also worked with Maurice Sendak, who illustrated eight of her books, including A Hole Is to Dig. Her books are known for their playful language, imaginative characters and rebellious spirit.

Maurice Sendak (1928 - 2012) was a renowned American artist and writer who created many beloved children's books. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Polish Jewish immigrants, and studied at the Art Students League of New York and began his career as an illustrator for other authors. His most famous work is Where the Wild Things Are, a dark and imaginative story that won the Caldecott Medal in 1964. He also wrote and illustrated In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, and many other books.
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Condition: Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear; very lightly bumped at corners and head of the spine. Illustrated cover boards. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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