The Shadow of the Bear: A Fairy Tale Retold

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Chesterton Press, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 206 pages
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When Bear, a mysterious young man, lands on Blanche and Rose Brier's doorstep in New York City, the two sisters have conflicting opinions on whether or not he is dangerous. Even as Blanche learns to trust him, her fears that Bear's friendship threatens their family prove terrifyingly true. A modern retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale.

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'The Shadow of the Bear: A Fairy Tale Retold' by Regina Doman was an excellent read. The story plot was well thought-out and daring. The modern twist on the old fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red' by Brothers Grimm was done flawlessly. The book is set in a Catholic religon, but even if you aren't strictly Catholic, I highly reccomend this book. This book suites the ages of 13 to 160, due to the fact that some younger readers may not be able to understand everything that occures, and also due to the violence (The Catholic religon, murder attempts, drug use, high-school drama, kidnaps, everything that comes with prom when a girl goes out with a sleezy guy, street fights, actual murder [talked about, not actually executed], and kissing). This being a Catholic book, there is no sex, cursing, or murder of main characters in that present time. This book is intense, but well worth the read.
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About the author (2008)

Regina Doman was born in 1970 in Havertown, Pennsylvania. She lived in New York City and worked as assistant editor. She published her first novel for teenagers in 1997: Snow White and Rose Red: A Modern Fairy Tale, republished in paperback as The Shadow of the Bear. The sequel, Black as Night, was published in 2004. Her first picture book, Angel in the Waters, has sold over 90,000 copies. As an independent contractor she created and is overseeing the development of the John Paul 2 High series, whose first title, Catholic, Reluctantly was released in March 2008. In July 2006, their family was grieved by the loss of their son Joshua in a tragic car accident. Regina took a sabbatical from public speaking and writing to be with her family. In August 2007 she resumed public work with the publication of her third book, Waking Rose. In 2008, Regina released her fourth book in the Fairy Tale Retold series, The Midnight Dancers. She and her husband make their home near Front Royal, Virginia, with their six children.

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