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Little Polar Bear and the husky pup
Uniform Title:
Kleiner Eisbar, lass mich nicht allein! English



Publication Information:
New York : North-South Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Series title(s):
Lars the Little Polar Bear rescues a stranded husky puppy and helps her find food and her mother.
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One day Lars, the Little Polar Bear, rescues a husky puppy from a deep crack in the ice. Instead of thanking Lars, the puppy snarls and yaps at him. Disgusted, Lars heads off toward the sea. The little dog follows him and soon finds himself in trouble again--stranded on a floating piece of ice. ""Please don't leave me!"" he calls to Lars. ""I'm hungry and I want my mother!"" So once again, it's Lars to the rescue. But can he get the impetuous pup back safely to the rest of the husky team?Fans of Lars's earlier adventures will welcome him back in this new story, and those meeting him for the first time will be won over by Hans de Beer's beguiling hero.

Author Notes

Illustrator Hans de Beer was born in 1957 in Muiden, the Netherlands. He works as a freelance illustrator for books and children's magazines. He is also the author of the Little Polar Bear series. His books have been published in numerous languages.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Lars is back in another adventure that seems to follow the pattern of his previous outings. The little polar bear leaves home on a walk, gets lost, and eventually finds his way home, meeting new animal friends along the way. In this title, he is chased by huskies when he comes too close to an igloo while looking for food. He escapes, but later finds a puppy that has gotten separated from the pack and has fallen through a crack in the ice. Lars and Floe become friends and the bear guides him back to the safety of civilization. While Lars is an independent spirit exploring the North Pole on his own, Floe wants nothing more than to be reunited with his mother. Even dangerous situations are rendered benign in de Beer's watercolor illustrations-hunters wave guns at the pair and the pup falls into a chasm in the ice without noticeable effect. The story is more appropriate for reading with children one-on-one rather than in a group-there are large blocks of text on each page. This title may be popular in libraries that circulate the other "Little Polar Bear" books, but there is nothing original here.-Susan Marie Pitard, Weezie Library for Children, Nantucket Atheneum, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

When Lars, a polar bear cub, finds a lost husky puppy all alone at the North Pole, he offers to help him find his way back to his mother and his people, even though Lars's father has warned him to stay away from humans. The story is pleasant and cheerful but lacks a sense of energy. The watercolor illustrations in snowy shades of blue show likable animals. From HORN BOOK Spring 2000, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.