Jane Hissey




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Jane Hissey

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in Norwich, The United Kingdom
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Arthur Ransome and Enid Blyton

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Recognized in both publishing and TV, Jane Hissey is best known for her children’s book series Old Bear & Friends. First published in 1986, it later became the inspiration for BAFTA award winning TV series Old Bear Stories.

As a child growing up in Norfolk, Jane developed a love for writing and drawing. Her holidays were spent wandering fields and lanes, conjuring up fantastical worlds with pencil and sketchbook. When she wasn’t doing this she would spend days at a time sitting in her favorite tree, reading the likes of Arthur Ransome and Enid Blyton.

Jane continued to nurture her passion through adulthood and studied illustration and design, later becoming an Art teacher and settling down with her husband Ivan and their 3 children Owen,

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4.42 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1990 — 12 editions
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Little Bear Lost

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Hoot

4.16 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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Ruff

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Old Bear Tales

4.03 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1988 — 2 editions
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Old Bear Stories

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Lucinda Dear Jane,
Thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads. Reading your wonderful book about tales of Old Bear and his friends, brought back so many wonderful childhood memories for me! I am so happy to be re-united with such fond times, and your toys and their adventures will always hold a very special place in my heart.
Thank you x
Lucinda


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