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Jan Berenstain dies at 88; co-creator of the Berenstain Bears empire

Jan Berenstain dies at 88; co-creator of the Berenstain Bears empire

Jan Berenstain, who with her husband, Stan, made up one of the most successful husband-wife teams in children's literature, guiding an empire of books, videos and TV shows about the everyday problems of a family of bears, has died. She was 88.

Berenstain died Friday after a stroke in Solebury, Pa., according to HarperCollins, her publisher.

The Berenstain Bears books have offered parents and their young children guidance, comfort and old-fashioned humor about perennial issues such as fear of the dentist, dealing with bullies and resolving sibling rivalries since the first book was published...

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