Jessica Sculley

November 2, 2012

Post #3162 – 20121102

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,
Our family, initially for the benefit of our three year old daughter, has been immersed in the Larry and Bad Bear books of late. A question repeating in our house these days is: are Bear Number One and Bear Number Three also known as Irving and Muktuk?
Thanks for your books and we hope you've stayed out of the storm.
Jessica, D and Sofia Sculley

Daniel replies:

Bear Number One and Bear Number Three, and Irving and Muktuk, are fictional characters.  I made them up.  Could they be two and the same?  Well, yes they could.  What do you think?  It is not for me, the author, but for you, the reader, to decide what happens outside the pages of the books.