Front Cover
 The three bears
 Back Cover

Group Title: Denslow's picture books for children
Title: Denslow's Three bears
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00085959/00001
 Material Information
Title: Denslow's Three bears
Series Title: Denslow's picture books for children
Uniform Title: Goldilocks and the three bears
Alternate Title: Three bears
Physical Description: 12 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Denslow, W. W ( William Wallace ), 1856-1915
Juvenile Collection (Library of Congress)
G. W. Dillingham Co ( Publisher )
Donor: Egolf, Robert ( donor )
Publisher: G.W. Dillingham Co.
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: 1903
Subject: Bears -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Publishers' advertisements -- 1903   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1903
Genre: Publishers' advertisements   ( rbgenr )
fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
Summary: Golden Hair and the three bears become instant friends and the three bears go to live with her and her grandmother.
Additional Physical Form: Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Statement of Responsibility: adapted and illustrated by W.W. Denslow.
General Note: Cover title.
General Note: Publisher's advertisements, back cover.
Funding: Dr. Robert L. Egolf Collection.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00085959
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 004216690
oclc - 12161012
lccn - 82196794

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
        Page 2
    The three bears
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
    Back Cover
        Page 15
        Page 16
Full Text



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A LONG time ago in a cottage on the
edge of a great forest there dwelt
a little girl by the name of Golden
Hair; she was an orphan and lived
with her grandmother who loved her
dearly. The grandmother was very old
and so most of the house work was
done by Golden Hair; but she was so
young and strong she did not mind
that a bit, for she had plenty of time
to play and was merry the whole day
Although little Golden Hair lived far
from other children she was never lone=
some, for she had many friends and play=

mates in the wild creatures of the wood.
The gentle, soft eyed deer would feed
from her hand, and the wild birds would
come at her musical call; for she knew
their language and loved them well.
Golden Hair had never wandered far
into the forest. But one day in the early
autumn time, as she was gathering bright
leaves and golden rod, she strayed farther
than she knew and came upon a lonely,
gray cabin under the mighty
trees. A slab of wood be=
side the half open door told
who lived within. It read:
"Papa Bear, Mamma
Bear, and the Tiny Bear."
"So this is where the' .
jolly bears live!" said
Golden Hair, as she knocked
upon the door. "I want
to meet them."

No answer came to her knocking, so
she pushed the door wide open and
walked in.
It was a most disorderly house,
but a bright fire burned on the hearth,
over which hung a big, black kettle of
bubbling soup, while on the table, near
by, were three yellow bowls of different
"A big bowl for Papa Bear, a medium
sized bowl for Mamma Bear, and a little
bowl for the Tiny Bear," said Golden Hair.
"That soup smells good," she went on
to say, "but my! what an untidy house!
I'll put the place to rights while I am
-- wa g frthe ears to come home."

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So she
-^ ~iJ -went to
S work to sweep and
ust and soon had the
room in order. Then she
went into the bed room and
nade up the three beds: the big
ne for Papa Bear,
e medium sized
ne for Mamma
Bear, and
the little
ne for the
ny Bear;
s u.e s lIed
ane ry=
a nAn bounced the three
jol ~r 4. For a moment the
bej A speechless, with wide

open eyes, staring at Golden Hair, who
stood, like a ray of sunshine in the
dusky room; then they burst into loud
laughter and made her welcome to their
home. When they saw how nice and clean
it was they thanked her heartily and
invited her to share their dinner, for the
soup was now ready and they were all
hunrrv. Golden Hair sent the rest of the

When the afternoon st
in the west the little girl
be getting home, for her
be anxious about her. 1
would not let her go aloi
set off together through
woods,-a merry company.
Golden Hair rode upon
of Papa Bear, while Mamma
walked gaily on either side
before night had fallen, tl
of the wood and up to
the home of Golden Hair.
S To be sure the
grandmother was
much surprised to see

this shaggy company with her little Golden
Hair; but when she saw how jolly they
all were and how handy they were in
helping Golden Hair get the supper, she was
delighted to have them stay, and gave
them welcome. Papa Bear split the wood,
brought it in, and built the fire; Mamma
Bear got the tea kettle and filled it with
water that was carried from the well by the
Tiny Bear, and soon they were able to sit down
l to a good supper of hot
VI biscuit, wild honey and

pumpkin pie, with tea
for the elders and nice
sweet milk for Golden
Hair and the Tiny Bear.
The grandmother
liked the three bears so
well and the bears were
so delighted with the
comforts of home that
they all decided to live
together for the general
Papa Bear would do
the chores and stand
guard over the house
at night; Mamma Bear
would do the housework under the direc=
tion of Golden Hair, while the Tiny Bear
would wait upon grandmother and run
errands for the household.
And so it came about that the three
bears moved their three bowls and their

three beds to the home of Golden Hair
and her grandmother, the very next day;
and from all accounts they were happy
ever after. At any rate the fame of
Golden Hair and the three bears spread
far and wide through all the countryside,
so that on holidays troops of children
came to play with the four jolly friends.
The good natured bears were always
anxious to please the children; they
would get up games under the green=
wood trees in the summer, and merry
sports upon the icy lake or snowy- hills in
winter. They did their best to make life for
all, one glad round of joy.
Just how long they lived thus,
no one seems to
know; for it was a
long, long time ago
and nothing is left but
.a joyous memory of a
happy- ...golden time.




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