Maudie and Bear by Jan Ormerod

Maudie and Bear

Written by Jan Ormerod
Illustrated by Freya Blackwood

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This is a wonderfully heartfelt story of friendship and love that has been perfectly captured by the talented Freya Blackwood. It's the story of Bear who is forever patient, solid as a rock and always there for Maudie who sometimes doesn't quite appreciate the love that Bear bestows on him.


Maudie and Bear by Jan Ormerod

About the Author

Jan Ormerod

Jan Ormerod (1946 - 2013) grew up in the fifties, in a series of small towns in Western Australia, with her three older sisters. As a child she drew constantly and compulsively, inspired by beautifully drawn schoolgirl annuals from England and secretly acquired American comics that were forbidden by her parents.

Her books have largely been a celebration and savouring of the positive experience of parenthood she truly had not anticipated–the fun, the warmth, and the love. Jan was acutely aware that picture books are almost always shared by the child and a caring adult.

She published more than 50 picture books in her lifetime, won many honours and awards, and her work is published in more than 20 countries.

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Little Hare

Publication date

1st October 2010




Publisher Profile

Little Hare is an imprint of Little Hare

logo Little Hare Books is a delightful small book publisher that was launched in Sydney in 2001 by Mary and Rod Hare, with the aim of producing quality children's books that would appeal to children internationally. Little Hare is also known for commissioning and nurturing top Australian authors and illustrators, and there is now a strong demand for Little Hare books in the independent book trade and libraries worldwide, due to their heralded originality and sense of freshness.

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