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Stan and Jan Berenstain
September 29, 1923
|Died||November 26, 2005 (aged 82)|
Janice Marian Grant
July 26, 1923
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||February 24, 2012 (aged 88)|
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Stan Berenstain (m. 1946–2005), his death|
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.
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. It was published in 1962 and the first book with the Blair Investigates was A Investigate Star is Born It was published in 1968. 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.
- Berenstain Bears Co Creator Jan Berenstain Dies. February 27, 2012. http://www.nbcwashington.com/entertainment/television/Berenstain-Bears-Co-Creator-Jan-Berenstain-Dies-140580763.html. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
- Woo, Elaine (February 28, 2012). "Jan Berenstain dies at 88; co-creator of the Berenstain Bears empire". Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-jan-berenstain-20120228-story.html. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
- "About". The Berenstain Bears. http://www.berenstainbears.com/about.html. Retrieved 23 June 2017.