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Mr Bear & The Bear
by Frances Thomas (Goodreads Author)
A grumpy old man rescues a dancing bear from a horrid life and takes him home to live on his large estate, thereby making life better for both of them.
Unknown Binding, 1 page
Published January 1st 1994 by Andersen Press (UK)
(first published January 1st 1985)
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Apr 25, 2012 Furqan rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Christina Rossetti wasn't exactly the most exciting woman (and that's putting it gently), but certainly an interesting one. Her insane religiosity and extreme reticence was unappealing at times and embarrassingly, I was more drawn towards her agnostic brothers - the wayward and extravagant Dante Gabriel Rossetti and honest and loyal William Rossetti. Christina didn't make any close friends, she never married, rejecting three marriage offers for mostly religious reasons. After reading the biograp ...more
Best known for her extraordinary long poem Goblin Market, Christina Rossetti is a shadowy figure about whom little is known (in large part because she scrupulously ensured that very little of her more private writings (letters, for example) survived her). Her religion - from which she seems never to have wavered - was a brand of Anglicanism that strikes many modern readers as being rigid and overly concerned with self-denial. She was an inward-looking person who seems to have avoided society and ...more
I found this book tiresome and I so wanted to like it. In fairness, I purchased it because I desired to discover something about Frances Thomas's writing style - It is a book of undoubted technical writing ability and I believe this is what makes it so sterile - I'm certain many will enjoy it, its not for me (no book will appeal to everyone). Buy it if you have a desire to discover something of Rossetti - If you have no interest in her, I have to write, forget it.
Apr 07, 2010 jacky rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: toddlers, preschoolers
Recommended to jacky by: a toddler :)
A little girl at the library handed this book to Natalie and I, so I read it to Natalie and let her look at it. She tried to chew on it, of course, which was a little gross because its a library board book. The pictures weren't exactly cute because of the monster, but they were interesting to look at. Might be a good book to revisit when Natalie is older and understands opposites.
i've had this book sense i was 6, it's about a girl who had chiken pox on her birthday and it shows her diary of what happened while she had the chiken pox. it's a great book and it's a quick read. I have this book because on the same day of my 6th birthday party i got my first chiken pox bump on my face my mum bought it for me to cheer me up.
Sep 08, 2012 oliviasbooks rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Read for the first time in 1987. Still like it lots - even after more than twenty years and several rereads.