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Format:
Title:
Arthur's honey bear
ISBN:
9780060223694

9780060223700

9780064440332

9780758759863

9780590102636

9780808530534

9780694013074
Edition:
1st edition.
Publication:
New York : Harper & Row, [1974]
Physical Description:
62 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Series title(s):
Number in series:
level 2
Summary:
Arthur decides to sell his old toys but is reluctant to part with his old bear.
Reading Level:
510 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 7303.

ACCELERATED READER LOWER GRADE 2.9 0.5 QUIZ # 7303.

SCHOLASTIC READING COUNTS GRADES K - 2 2.7 2.0 LEXILE: 510L.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5.
Holds:

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JER HOBAN
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+ PRIMARY - HOBAN (READ INV.)
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JBB E/K HOB
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Hoban
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EASY PAPERBACK (BLUE)
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READER HOBAN
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Summary

Summary

Arthur and his sister Violet are selling their old toys--even Arthur's favorite Honey Bear. When his little sister buys his bear, Arthur misses him terribly. But Arthur realizes that even though he's growing up, he can still have a special relationship with an old friend. Young children will delight in the adventures of Arthur and Violet and this very special story about friendship.


Author Notes

Lillian Hoban was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 18, 1925. She attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, studied dance with Martha Graham, and taught modern dance in New York and Connecticut. She also danced professionally in the 1950's.

During her lifetime, she illustrated or wrote more than 100 children's books. Her first publication was a book she illustrated, Herman the Loser, written by her husband Russell Hoban, and published in 1961. She illustrated several of his books including London Men and English Men, Charlie the Tramp, Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas, and books about a badger named Frances such as A Baby Sister for Frances.

After the couple divorced in 1975, she began writing and illustrating I-Can- Read-Books including Joe and Betsy the Dinosaur, Silly Tilly's Thanksgiving, and a series about Arthur the Chimpanzee and his little sister Violet. She died from heart failure on July 17, 1998 at the age of 73.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Horn Book Review

These gratuitous, obviously market-driven picture book editions of classic Harper I Can Read Books are nicely produced but all wrong. The texts were written for newly independent readers and suited the easy-reader genre perfectly (some were even among the genre's earliest manifestations); as picture books, they sound stilted. In some cases, the art has been blown up, creating a muddy look. Why mess with perfection? Stick with the original versions. From HORN BOOK Fall 1999, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

The enterprising young monkey who came up with Arthur's Christmas Cookies (KR, 1972) now conducts a tag sale to dispose of his old toys. Little sister Violet helps him make the price tags and hang arrow-shaped signs on the trees, and Violet turns out to be the only buyer when she talks Arthur into trading his bear -- the only old toy he didn't tag -- for ""thirty-one cents, my coloring book, my crayons, and half a box of Cracker Jacks with the prize still in it."" Even so, Arthur half regrets the deal until it occurs to him that he is Honey Bear's uncle and as such entitled to take H.B. and Violet out for an ice cream treat on the thirty-one cents. The recognition appeal of Arthur's reluctance to part with his bear will probably keep children following his story whether or not they are willing to accept his largely semantic solution. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.