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Stan and Jan Berenstain were both born in 1923 in Philadelphia.__They didn't know each other as children, but met later at school, at the Philadelphia College of Art.__They liked each other right away, and found out that the both enjoyed the same kinds of books, plays, music and art.__During World War II, Stan was a medical assistant in the Army, and Jan worked in an airplane factory.__When the war was over, they got married and began to work together as artists and writers, primarily drawing cartoons for popular magazines.__After having their two sons Leo and Michael, the Berenstains decided to write some funny children's books that their children and other children could read and enjoy.__Their first published children's book was called The Big Honey Hunt .__It was about a family of bears, who later became known as the "Berenstain Bears".__

Over 50 children's books later, Stan and Jan still plan all of their books together -- both write the stories, and both write the pictures.__They live outside of Philadelphia in the country.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Bears -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.