Lars's adventures incorporate the unexpectedness of life events, the power of experience to help form personal values, and the importance of both friendly help and self-reliance in ways that are gentle enough to avoid overpowering young readers."-School Library Journal.
About the Series:
Hans de Beer’s Little Polar Bear series is a gentle introduction to the concepts of friendship, family, courage, nature, and environmentalism. Lars, the little polar bear, makes friends and has adventures where ever he goes.
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Hans de Beer was born in Muiden, a small town near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He began to draw when he went to school, mostly when the lessons got too boring. In college, he studied history, but he was drawing so many pictures during the lectures that he decided to become an artist. He went on to study illustration at the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam . Hans de Beer's Little Polar Bear books enjoy great international success and have been published in eighteen languages in 27 countries.
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