Gentle Ben

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Puffin Books, Jan 1, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 191 pages
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The Alaskan wilderness is a lonely place for Mark Andersen, especially after the death of his older brother, Jamie. But in time Mark finds someone else to love--Ben, an Alaskan brown bear so huge that no one else dares come near him. Gentle Ben has been a favorite of readers of all ages for 25 years, and is a timeless story of a rare friendship. An ALA Notable Book.

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Great story but so out of the reality of today that it must be a confusing read for children. Reading it as an adult I saw the pitfalls in the main character's actions but would worry that children may not. Read full review

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7.2014 swbook group. Ok book. Slow idealistic Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1992)

John Schoenherr was born in New York City on July 5, 1935. He received a B.F.A. from the Pratt Institute in 1956. During his lifetime, he illustrated numerous books for children and adults including The Wolfling and Rascal by Sterling North, Gentle Ben by Walt Morey, The Fox and the Hound by Daniel P. Mannix, Incident at Hawk's Hill by Allan W. Eckert, Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George, and The Illustrated Dune by Frank Herbert. He won a Caldecott Medal in 1988 for Owl Moon by Jane Yolen and a Hugo award in 1965 for his science fiction artwork. He died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on April 8, 2010 at the age of 74.

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