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The bear and the piano / by David Litchfield.

Litchfield, David. (Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library E L (Text) 33500012261624 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library E L (Text) 33500012261632 Main Checked out 07/24/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544674547
  • ISBN: 0544674545
  • Physical Description: 1 v. unpaged color illustrations 31 cm
  • Publisher: Boston ; Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A bear finds a piano in the woods, learns to play it, and travels to the big city to become rich and famous, but ultimately discovers that his old friends in the forest back home are still the best audience of all"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note: Preschool.
620 Lexile
Study Program Information Note: Reading Counts! 2.5

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 April #1
    One bright day, a young bear finds something strange in the middle of the forest: a piano. It makes a horrible sound when he touches it, but his curiosity is piqued. Day after day he returns, and as he grows, so does his skill at the instrument. All the other bears in the forest love to come hear him play, and eventually, a father and a daughter hiking in the woods overhear him and convince him to play in the big city. But no matter how much fame and acclaim he gets—and the glorious two-page spread of him playing at a Broadway concert suggests a lot of it—the bear still finds himself missing his friends. The story is a fairly standard tale of leaving and returning home, but the mixed-media illustrations are luminous. From the ivy-covered piano in a forest clearing to the stars winking over the city at night, the spreads are highly detailed and lovingly crafted. Young readers will find much to look at in city and forest scenes alike. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

David Litchfield creates his artwork using a variety of traditional techniques, then digitally assembling the components. The Bear and the Piano, his first book, was inspired by his love of music and forests, and by the White Stripes’ song “Little Room.” He lives in the United Kingdom. Visit his website at

Subject: Bears > Fiction.
Piano > Fiction.
Music > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION > Animals > Bears.
JUVENILE FICTION > Imagination & Play.
JUVENILE FICTION > Performing Arts > Music.
JUVENILE FICTION > Social Issues > Friendship.
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