The Bearskinner
The Bearskinner
Written by Laura Amy Schlitz
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763627305
ISBN-13: 9780763627300
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The Bearskinner
A Tale of the Brothers Grimm

author: Laura Amy Schlitz
illustrator: Max Grafe

Man or bear? When a person gives up hope, is he still human? Such is the story of a soldier who has lost everything to war: his childhood home, his family and friends, his youth, and his innocence. Enter that sly opportunist, the devil, who wraps the soldier in the armor of a dead bearís skin, fills its pockets with gold, and makes a dangerous and horrible wager. An unforgettable retelling of a classic Grimm tale, THE BEARSKINNER is a story about the struggle between the two sides of our selves, and the heroic strength it takes to claim a victory.

"Schlitz narrates with clarity, grace, and sensitivity. . . . A provocative edition that should set older children thinking about the meaning of endurance and heroism." -- HORN BOOK (starred review)
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$16.99 / $21.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763627305 / 9780763627300
on sale date:
10/2007
type/format:
Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
9 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 3/4" x 11 5/16"
grade range:
Grade 4 - Grade 7
 
author’s comments:
Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of three other books for children: GOOD MASTERS! SWEET LADIES!; THE HERO SCHLIEMANN: THE DREAMER WHO DUG FORTROY; and A DROWNED MAIDEN'S HAIR, a Cybils Award winner. A librarian and professional storyteller, Laura Amy Schlitz lives in Maryland.
illustrator’s comments:
Max Grafe has illustrated several books for children, including OLD COYOTE by Nancy Wood, THE WEE CHRISTMAS CABIN OF CARN-NA-WEEN by Ruth Sawyer, and EYE OF THE WOLF by Daniel Pennac. Max Grafe lives in New York.
 
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