Dare Wright (1914-2001) was a New York City-based fashion model and photographer. Her debut book, The Lonely Doll, was published in 1957 and included her childhood doll Edith and two teddy bears. The book's combination of fascinating black and white images and simple, lyrical prose made it an instant hit, landing it alongside Dare Wright's next Lonely Doll book, Christmas For Edith And The Bears, on The New York Times Best Seller list. Edith, Little Bear, and Bear are featured in the fourth book in the series, The Lonely Doll Learns A Lesson. It was captured within the limits of the author's New York City apartment when it was first published in 1961. Dare Wright's original negatives, which she developed in her little darkroom, were used to create all of the pictures in this book.