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Biography

Stan Berenstain (September 29, 1923 - November 26, 2005) co-authored The Berenstain Bears book series along with his wife Jan. They met in 1941 while attending the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Arts. During World War 2, Stan served as a military medical illustrator from 1943 to 1946 but was given limited service due to the fact that he was blind in one eye. during his service in the military he began to draw cartoons some of which were published in magazines. He married Jan right after the war ended and they began to draw cartoons together which were published in The Saturday Evening Post, Colliers Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and many others. Many of the cartoons were published together as book collections. He and Jan began drawing Berenstain Bear books when their son Mike, was 10 years old. The books were turned down multiple times before Ted Geisel who was president of beginner books at Random House saw them. He liked the art style and the characters and the Berenstain's began to publish books through random house. Ted went on to become the original editor of the books.

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