Once I Was a Bear

by Irene Luxbacher

Scholastic Press
September 2020

Ages 4 – 8 . Grades PreK – 3

Oh, to be a bear in the forest! To rest and play, day after day, always feeling safe and at home. But when change fills the air, and it's time to journey into a different kind of wilderness, will it ever feel the same?

This sensitively imagined story illuminates how difficult transitions and magical transformations help us discover how to be at home in the world.
Irene Luxbacher

Irene Luxbacher was nominated for the Governor General's Award for her illustrations in Andrew Larsen's The Imaginary Garden and its sequel The Not-So-Faraway Adventure. She has illustrated several other picture books, and her own Deep Underwater, Mattoo, Let’s Play!, and Mr. Frank, as well as eight acclaimed children’s art activity books. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with her husband and young son. You can learn more about her work at ireneluxbacher.com.



ISBN: 9781338676013