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In Search Of Teddy

Did you know that 2002 marks the hundredth anniversary of America’s most beloved toy, the teddy bear? In Search of Teddy explores the reasons for this enduring popularity and the special bond between teddy bears and people of all ages. In the book’s opening chapters, Joan Greene’s legendary teddy bear boutique Bears To Go prompted a bevy of touching and humorous true stories that not only provide a glimpse into the world of these faithful companions but the indomitable nature of the human spirit. The book also provides stories from people around the world who appreciate the joy and beauty of a well-worn teddy bear and the simple innocence of childhood remembered. A history of teddy bears, profiles of several leading bear artists, and information on famous teddy bear literature are also featured. Beautifully photographed teddy bears and vintage photos make In Search of Teddy an irresistible must-have for serious collectors and everyday teddy bear enthusiasts alike. “In Search of Teddy is a Chicken Soup for the Soul type of book with teddy bears as the vehicle. It is one woman's wonderful stories about chasing the American Dream. It's a great read.” 100 color photos

Hardcover: 160 pages

Publisher: Hobby House Press; illustrated edition edition (February 1, 2002)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0875886175

ISBN-13: 978-0875886176

Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #3,917,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #91 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Dolls, Toys & Figurines > Teddy Bears #16888 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Industrial, Manufacturing & Operational Systems #206077 in Books > Teens

It was so refreshing to read a "different" kind of bear book. I loved the essence the author deplicted between teddy bears and their keepers!! The stories within this book were so heartwarming that I found myself reading them again and that is something I rarely do with a book. I loved the fact that these were true stories and I thought the author's way of telling a story was like sitting on the front porch and listening to my grandparents tales. The pictures were outstanding and the vintage photos took me back to a time I never lived. I think this book is for everyone, not just a teddy bear lover. When a book can put a tear in your eye and also make u chuckle out loud, I feel it has accomplished the ultimate. A MUST read for the year and I think it will make a grrreat gift for all of my friends. I hope there will be a sequel!!!!

I have seen hundreds of BEAR BOOKS and seem to read the same things over and over again..until picking this heartwarming tribute! There could never be a more fitting tribute to the annniversary of the Teddy Bear than these TRUE stories and Tales FROM THE HEART of a woman who obviously knows how to bring a smile to our faces and a tear to our eye! I am not one to sit with a book but have found myself unable to put it down reading it from cover to cover over and over and finding more in each story than before! Each of the many photographs in the book is a masterpiece in itself and I am looking forward to the day when we can purchase the prints and maybe even greeting cards with the pictures shown! I applaud and admire the writers kind and gentle soul and thank her for bringing peace and love back into our lives at a time when its needed most! A great gift for those you love. A must for your coffee table collection or bedside foe a rainy night... even if you arent a Bear collector!

Do you just need to feel good? Want to believe that the world can be a better place? Then I highly recommend In Search of Teddy. It is beautifully written with some of the most heartfelt stories that I have ever read. Don't let the teddy bear cover fool you. This book is about the human condition and the beauty of living life and simple things. I am reading it a second time -- something that I rarely ever do. I have, also, purchased several copies for friends. I am a avid reader and this is my favorite book this year. You don't have to be a teddy bear collector to love this book, you just have to be human. This author has trulycaptured the human spirit. If there was ever a time for a feel good book, now is the time, and In Search of Teddy is the book.I LOVE THIS BOOK.

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