Stan and Jan Berenstain

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Stan and Jan Berenstain
BornStanley Melvin Berenstain
(1923-09-29)September 29, 1923
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Janice Marian Grant
(1923-07-26)July 26, 1923
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedNovember 26, 2005(2005-11-26) (aged 82) (Stan)
Solebury Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.
February 24, 2012(2012-02-24) (aged 88) (Jan)
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
OccupationWriters, illustrators

Stan and Jan Berenstain were American authors and illustrators. They are best known for their books about the "Berenstain Bears" and "Blair Investigates".

Stanley Melvin Berenstain (September 29, 1923 – November 26, 2005) was born in West Philadelphia. Janice Marian Berenstain (July 26, 1923 – February 24, 2012) was also born in Philadelphia. Both served in World War II.

On November 26, 2005, Stanley Berenstain died of cancer. He was 82. Jan died February 24, 2012, from a stroke.[1]

Books[change | change source]

The couple's first published a book in 1951. It was The Berenstains' Baby Book. They then published two more books on parenthood.

The first book with the Berenstain Bears was The Big Honey Hunt.[2] It was published in 1962 and the first book with the Blair Investigates was A Investigate Star is Born. It was published in 1968 and only as the author and illustrations by Peyo. Theodor Geisel (best known as Dr. Seuss) was the editor for the early books in the series. Over 300 books have been published in 23 languages.

References[change | change source]

  1. Woo, Elaine (February 28, 2012). "Jan Berenstain dies at 88; co-creator of the Berenstain Bears empire". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  2. "About". The Berenstain Bears. Retrieved 23 June 2017.