My latest book is now available
The Last Bear In Santa Barbara

Get this book at these wonderful bookstores and museums:

  • The Book Den in downtown Santa Barbara (16 E. Anapamu St.)

  • Chaucer's Bookstore in the San Roque Shopping Center, Santa Barbara (near Gelson's) 

  • Tecolote Bookstore in Montecito at 1470 E. Valley Rd. (in the Upper Village)

  • The Santa Barbara Historical Museum at 136 E. De La Guerra Street in downtown Santa Barbara

  • The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Gift Shop in the harbor marina

  • The Santa Barbara Airport Gift Shop
    or order your copy from Blurb (scroll far down for Blurb link below)

Cubby says:
The Last Bear In Santa Barbara was written especially for 3rd and 4th graders. This is
an exciting story about two Santa Barbara children who slip back in time to 1853 and help to 
rescue a bear cub from the clutches of the villainous bear-hunter, Captain Nidever.

What kids say about the book:
It was a great book. --- Spike, the kid in the suit.
It was a cool story you got there. --- Lali
I liked the baby cubs name. I liked when they time traveled. --- Jacky, 3rd Grade



Pictures of Cubby, Tuckers Grove Park and more, for The Last Bear In Santa Barbara

Cover art by Carol Hagan - take a look at her other beautiful paintings ! It's an honor to have her "Little Griz" on the cover of The Last Bear In Santa Barbara.

eBOOK coming sometime in 2012. I'm working on it.

Find me on Facebook - there is a large public photo album of pictures about The Last Bear In Santa Barbara, photos of Tuckers Grove, grizzly bears I have met, and a few other things. There you can read about Alan Light, a free man and a California pioneer who loved to be on boats.

Coming Soon A Stearns Wharf story for kids about a prank hiding a cannon left on the beach. Now who leave a big heavy cannon on wheels on the beach? Just how would you get a cannon into a row boat? And I'm working on a collection of short stories for grown ups ---whimsical, very short stories with my own special style of deep  deep  de-deep.  I never could write a shallow story. Mine stick with you.

What else is Penny Sidoli doing ?   Scribbling, writing, daydreaming & telling wonderful stories, just the usual stuff ! You can contact me at  I love to hear from readers. While you are writing, tell me why you like to read.