Everyone in Miss Thompson's fourth grade class loves The Bears' House
- Fran Ellen Smith most of all. When Fran Ellen goes into The Bears' House
, she can forget about how awful things are at home. At the end of the term Miss Thompson is giving the house away to someone in the class. Fran Ellen knows it won't be her? How is she going to get along without a place to hide?
"Superb characterizations and uncommonly skilled writing draw the reader completely into the realities and fantasies of Fran Ellen's world and make this funny, touching story essential reading." Library Journal
Marilyn Sachs worked as a Children's librarian for the Brooklyn Public Library and The San Francisco Public Library. She has written over forty award winning books. was nominated for the Nation Book Award, won The Austrian Children's Book Award, and was picked as a Best Book of the Year by the N.Y. Times and the School Library Journal.