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Another great author, this time of children's books, gone.

Postby Beethovenfan » 27 Feb 2012, 12:54

Ever read the Berenstein Bears? I've read many of these books to my kids. They're wonderful. Jan Berenstein, the coauthor of these children's books died on Friday. Here's a link to a news article.
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/46542691#.T0vDj_XZV8G
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Re: Another great author, this time of children's books, gone.

Postby Falen » 27 Feb 2012, 14:26

Aww that's too bad. I remember reading those books as a kid
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Re: Another great author, this time of children's books, gone.

Postby dios4vida » 28 Feb 2012, 09:41

:shock: I LOVED the Berenstein Bears! I had so many of those books. I read them so often that I had many of them memorized. What a loss! :(
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Re: Another great author, this time of children's books, gone.

Postby mudpuppy » 29 Feb 2012, 08:56

I too, grew up with the Berenstein Bears. I remember watching the TV show as well. This is so sad, because they were a part of my childhood.
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Re: Another great author, this time of children's books, gone.

Postby Mira » 03 Mar 2012, 17:56

Oh, so sad. I'm so sorry to hear of her loss. I love the Berenstien Bears, too! :(
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Re: Another great author, this time of children's books, gone.

Postby Rachel Ventura » 26 Mar 2012, 13:33

I loved the Berenstain Bears too. My mother taught elementary school and had the whole series, even way back to when Brother Bear was an only child, named "Small Bear." He apparently had to undergo a name change when Sister Bear came along. I guess his parents weren't too forward-thinking... or Sis was an "oops." ;)

(I wonder how the Star Wars franchise would've changed if Han Solo discovered he had a long-lost sibling? Obviously he wouldn't be solo anymore.) :P
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