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Bearhead: A Russian Folktale

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  12 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Half-bear and half-man, he outwits an evil witch by being totally honest.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 20th 2008 by Holiday House (first published 1991)
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Jun 23, 2008 Rachael rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-books
Mikolaycak is one of my favorite children's book illustrators, so that right there would have sold me on Bearhead. The folktale itself is very amusing, though, what with outwitting the witch using Amelia Bedilia-esque literalism. Plus the guy has a bearhead! I want a bearhead!
Jan 05, 2014 Miriam rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture, fairy-tale
A part-man, part-bear foundling defeats a tyrannical witch by interpreting all her orders literally.

Mikolaycak's illustrations are excellent, although I'm not sure what's up with Bearhead's vaguely militaristic outfit; he's supposed to be raised be raised by forest-dwelling peasants.
May 15, 2014 Denny rated it it was amazing
My 6-year old son and I love this story!
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