Search - List of Books by Jane Hissey

Jane Hissey was born in Norwich in 1952 and currently lives in East Sussex . She is a British writer and illustrator. She is best known for her series of children's books Old Bear and Friends which became the basis for a BAFTA award winning television series Old Bear Stories.

According to Hissey's Old Bear Diary, Old Bear was given to her by her grandmother when she was a baby. During her childhood she was a main focus of her games and then, thirty-two years later, she became the inspiration for her first illlustrated book. Later her childhood bear was joined by other soft toy characters, which she draws on nearly an every day basis.

The art medium she uses is coloured pencils, which enables her to accurately record the textures and details that children and adults have come to expect from her highly-detailed illustrations.

Hissey studied Design and Illustration at Brighton and became an art teacher at a sixth form college until the birth of her first child. She now lives in East Sussex with her husband, Ivan, and three children.

Her 1986 picture book Old Bear made it into Booklist's "Editor's Choice" list for children's books for that year; in an earlier starred review, Barbara Elleman praised Hissey' use of perspective, texture, and colors.
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Total Books: 171
Little Bear's Alphabet
2015 - Little Bear's Alphabet [Old Bear] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781908759979
ISBN-10: 1908759976
Genres: Children's Books, Reference

Jolly Snow
2014 - Jolly Snow [Old Bear] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781908973023
ISBN-10: 1908973021
Genre: Children's Books

Old Bear
2013 - Old Bear (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781770494817
ISBN-10: 1770494812
Genre: Children's Books

Little Bear's Shapes
2004 - Little Bear's Shapes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099447481
ISBN-10: 0099447487
Genre: Children's Books

2004 - Splash (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099447979
ISBN-10: 0099447975
Genre: Children's Books

Little Bear's Colours
2003 - Little Bear's Colours [Old Bear] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099433941
ISBN-10: 009943394X

Old Bear's All-together Painting
2002 - Old Bear's All-together Painting (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099413134
ISBN-10: 0099413132
Genre: Children's Books

Little Bear's Numbers
2002 - Little Bear's Numbers [Old Bear] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099433378
ISBN-10: 0099433370
Genre: Children's Books

Old Bear's Surprise Painting
2001 - Old Bear's Surprise Painting (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780399237096
ISBN-10: 0399237097
Genre: Children's Books

What's the Time Little Bear
2001 - What's the Time Little Bear (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780091769673
ISBN-10: 0091769671
Genre: Children's Books

Little Bear's Dragon
2001 - Little Bear's Dragon (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099266884
ISBN-10: 0099266881

Old Bear Tales
1999 - Old Bear Tales (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780091769338
ISBN-10: 0091769337

'hoot' 'ruff'
1999 - 'hoot' 'ruff' (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780099400967
ISBN-10: 0099400960

1999 - Hoot (Paperback)
1999 - Ruff (Paperback)
Little Bear's Trousers
1999 - Little Bear's Trousers [Jane Hissey's Old Bear and Friends] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780399233678
ISBN-10: 0399233679
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

1999 - Cuellolargo (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788484180197
ISBN-10: 8484180190
Genre: Children's Books

Jolly Tall
1998 - Jolly Tall [Jane Hissey's Old Bear and Friends] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780091769802
ISBN-10: 0091769809
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Little Bear Lost
1998 - Little Bear Lost (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099265429
ISBN-10: 0099265427
Genre: Children's Books

1998 - Old Bear Diary 1999 [C.S.S] (Hardcover)
Little Bear's Bedtime
1998 - Little Bear's Bedtime (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780091769901
ISBN-10: 0091769906

Little Bear's Trousers and Old Bear
1998 - Little Bear's Trousers and Old Bear (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780091767716
ISBN-10: 0091767717

The Old Bear
1998 - The Old Bear (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780091767907
ISBN-10: 0091767903

The Old Bear Collection
1997 - The Old Bear Collection (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780091767198
ISBN-10: 0091767199
Genre: Children's Books

1995 - Old Bear Birthday Book [Random House illustrators' art stationery] (Hardcover)
1995 - Old Bear Calendar 1996 [Co-Ed] (Other)
1992 - Jane Hissey Print Portfolio [Random Century's children's stationary] (Hardcover)
1992 - Jane Hissey's Old Bear My First Year [The Jane Hissey Collection] (Hardcover)
1989 - Best Friend/more Bear [Old Bear Tales] (Hardcover)
Jane Hissey's Teddy Bear Tales ['OLD BEAR TALES' AND 'OLD BEAR AND HIS FRIENDS'] (Hardcover)
Eira Mawr [Welsh Edition] (Paperback)
Arth Hen [Welsh Edition] (Paperback)