Brambleby Bear

A Chef in New York

by Joanne E. Marshall & Illustrated by Jerzy Werbel



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/5/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 64
ISBN : 9781480843653
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 64
ISBN : 9781480843660

About the Book

Brambleby Bear is a North Woods bear, famous for his sweet culinary creations.  Every day, he wakes up early and goes out to his grandmother’s woodstove and cooks the most delicious treats for his woodland friends. Pancakes, maple-nut fudge, and blackberry cake with whipped cream are some of the sweet gooey treats enjoyed by the animals and birds of the forest. But suddenly, a disaster strikes.


In the night, a violent thunderstorm rumbles through the forest. In the morning, Brambleby Bear comes outside to fire up his woodstove, only to discover it was destroyed in the storm.  Whatever will he do now?


In order to solve his woodstove problem, Brambleby Bear travels to New York City and goes to the magnificent Waldorf Astoria Hotel.  What can Brambleby Bear possibly do in New York that might help him to care for his forest friends?


Travel by train with Brambleby Bear to New York, meet his new friends, experience the sites and energy of New York city, and find out if Brambleby will be able to cook again in his forest home for his beloved friends.

About the Author

Joanne Marshall, a retired teacher, taught English-related studies such as literature, drama, and written communications during her thirty-year career.  She has two grandchildren, Reese and Rowan, who live in Toronto. She lives on Lake Huron with her husband, Bill, and her labradoodle, Quigley.


Jerzy Werbel began painting at the University of Education and Art in Poland. He began painting Canadian landscapes and has been exhibiting his works for twenty-five years. Inspired by his young grandson, Jerzy finds unique elements in stories and translates them into colorful, captivating illustrations.