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The Legend of Sleeping Bear

Sleeping Bear Press | 48 pages | 1998


The Official Children's Book of the State of Michigan

It started with a mother's love. Fleeing from a forest fire, a mother bear urges her two cubs into the watery shelter of a vast body of water. Though it will be difficult, she knows if they can swim across to the opposite shore, they will be safe. With calls of encouragement and steadfast love, Mother Bear guides her cubs across the great lake, Lake Michigan. And the story of what happens once Mother Bear reaches the far shore becomes the legend behind the natural wonder known as Sleeping Bear Dune.

Now, ten years later, this story of enduring maternal love continues to resonate with readers young and old. In celebration of the initial release of The Legend of Sleeping Bear, we are pleased to announce a new, limited edition of the book, accompanied with a free animated DVD narrated by Jeff Daniels.


Awards & Honors

1999 Parent's Choice Silver Honors Television Award for the animated version of The Legend of Sleeping Bear, narrated by actor Jeff Daniels.

IPPY Award Finalist, Runner-up, 1999

Official State Children's Book of Michigan

Lansing's Capital Area District Library's Children's Choice Award for Best Picture Book

1999 Amazon Bestselling Book in the Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, and Myths Category


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