I used to love reading this book to my two sons thirty years ago. I decided to buy a copy to read to my grandchildren, but found it was out of print. After finding some original copies available to buy through Amazon, I selected this copy as the seller described it as being in good condition. When "The Winter Bear" arrived, I was thrilled! The book is in pristine condition - as good as new - quite amazing for a children's paperback book! It arrived very promptly too, so now I am enjoying sharing this wonderful book with my grandchildren - Happy Days!!