Else Holmelund Minarik





Else Holmelund Minarik


Born
in Denmark
September 13, 1920

Died
July 12, 2012

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Else Holmelund Minarik was the author of the Little Bear series of children's books, which were successful as books, and were also made into a successful children's TV series. The Little Bear books sold more than 6 million copies worldwide.

Else Minarik was also the author of another well-known book, No Fighting, No Biting!

She was born in Denmark, and with her family immigrated to the United States at the age of four. After she graduated from Queens College, City University of New York she became a journalist for the Rome Daily Centennial newspaper and taught first-graders during WWII. Minarik lived in Nottingham, New Hampshire.

Average rating: 4.25 · 85,207 ratings · 970 reviews · 83 distinct worksSimilar authors
Little Bear

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4.22 avg rating — 48,048 ratings — published 1957 — 33 editions
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Little Bear's Friend

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4.30 avg rating — 12,627 ratings — published 1960 — 21 editions
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A Kiss for Little Bear (An ...

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4.31 avg rating — 11,691 ratings — published 1968 — 25 editions
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Little Bear's Visit

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4.27 avg rating — 7,575 ratings — published 1961 — 25 editions
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Father Bear Comes Home

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4.30 avg rating — 2,723 ratings — published 1959 — 20 editions
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The Little Bear Treasury: L...

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4.37 avg rating — 731 ratings — published 1982 — 3 editions
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No Fighting, No Biting!

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4.06 avg rating — 404 ratings — published 1958 — 7 editions
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The Adventures of Little Bear

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4.33 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 1985 — 4 editions
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Little Bear and the Marco Polo

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3.98 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Little Bear's Valentine

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3.65 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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“And maybe... you are a little fat bear cub with no wings, and no feathers.”
Else Holmelund Minarik

“Birthday Soup is good to eat, but not as good as Birthday Cake.”
Else Holmelund Minarik, Little Bear

“You can't have that wish, my Little Bear,' said Mother Bear.”
Else Holmelund Minarik, Little Bear

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