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The Resource Bearskin, by Howard Pyle ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman ; afterword by Peter Glassman

Bearskin, by Howard Pyle ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman ; afterword by Peter Glassman

Label
Bearskin
Title
Bearskin
Statement of responsibility
by Howard Pyle ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman ; afterword by Peter Glassman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A brave young man who has been raised by a bear with unusual powers rescues a princess from a menacing dragon and fulfills a long-ago prophecy that he would marry the king's daughter
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 1997
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 1997.
Review
Decidedly American and far sunnier than the Grimms' tale of the same name, this is the first of Pyle's original tales in The Wonder Clock (published in 1887). A king casts the miller's son into the wilderness to avert a wise man's prophecy that the boy will one day marry the king's daughter. The miller's son is then raised by a bear, and though he is loved, he yearns for his own kind. With the help of his wits and some gifts from the bear, he slays a dragon and, of course, marries the princess. No European prince or peasant, Bearskin speaks with the no-nonsense dialect of a true American, even when about to fight the dragon: "Just go in back of the bushes yonder, and leave it with me to talk the matter over with Master Dragon." Hyman (St. George and the Dragon) paints him as Native American in appearance, and indeed populates the book with a pointedly multiracial cast: most of the royal types and peasants look European, while all the wise and understanding characters do not (e.g., the princess and the chief forester's clever wife are of African descent). Hyman proves her mastery with paintings that range from the bountiful picture of the chief forester's kitchen, ducks, rabbit and chili peppers hanging from the rafters, dogs at his feet, wife advising him with wooden spoon in hand; to the sweet picture of baby Bearskin drifting like Moses on the river; to the manly Bearskin assuming St. George's stance as he charges into the three-headed dragon. Hyman infuses these memorable characters with just the right visual touches of humor and intelligence to meet the standards of Pyle's classic American tale. Ages 5-up. (Sept.)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
083253
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1853-1911
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pyle, Howard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
AD 1060
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 12
Reading level
4.7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fairy tales
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Bearskin, by Howard Pyle ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman ; afterword by Peter Glassman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780688098377
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
96032451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocm35249439
  • 34702
  • Fairy tales.
  • (OCoLC)34702
Label
Bearskin, by Howard Pyle ; illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman ; afterword by Peter Glassman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780688098377
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
96032451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocm35249439
  • 34702
  • Fairy tales.
  • (OCoLC)34702

Library Locations

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