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Tributes: Jan Berenstain

Friday, March 02, 2012

The name “Berenstain” inevitably brings up images of bears – Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Brother Bear, and Sister Bear.  Though Jan and her husband Stan had originally toyed with the notion of doing children’s books about penguins, they ultimately decided that bears were more like humans!  And their books about the Berenstain Bears sold over 200 million copies.  Jan Berenstain, who wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books with her husband, died at the age of 88.  You can hear their conversation with Leonard from October 2002…

Jan Berenstain on the Leonard Lopate Show in 2002

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