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Paperback The Bears on Hemlock Mountain Book

ISBN: 0689716044

ISBN13: 9780689716041

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

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Book Overview

Are there bears on Hemlock Mountain? One boy is about to find out in this classic tale. People have always told Jonathan that there are no bears on Hemlock Mountain, no bears at all. So he isn't afraid to set out alone over the mountain. But as Jonathan discovers one cold winter night, people aren't always right...There are bears on Hemlock Mountain

Customer Reviews

4 ratings

A Satisfying Story

My kids, in 1st and 2nd grade, read and loved this book. I think it is particularly satisfying to children because often when kids say they are afraid of something, perhaps of poisonous snakes in the woods or ghosts in the closet, adults will tell them "there's no poisonous snakes in these woods", or "there's no such thing as a ghost". In this book, however, young Jonathan's fears were VINDICATED! He was right and there WERE bears on Hemlock Moutain! My kids also loved Jonathan's absentminded visit to his aunt, as they also sometimes forget tasks they are supposed to do. And they loved his creative solution when he came face to face with the bears! The illustrations are charming, simple two-color drawings, and the book is written with a tongue-in-cheek tone that I really enjoyed and the kids didn't notice. My children also read "Courage of Sarah Noble" by the same author, and were able to compare and contrast the books - we used a venn diagram. Then they both voted this book their favorite of the two.

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

I liked it when the animals were eating. I liked it when Jonathan's uncles came walking up. I also like dit when Jonathan was hiding. I would tell a friend to read this book because my friend might like bears and likes hiking mountains.

The book's imagery brings you atop the mountain

This book was enjoyable because it's use of imagery and description bring the reader into the story's setting. All the events are plausible. Dialogue is clear and simple. It is easy to associate with this story because it includes a typical relationship between parent and child. Children can relate to the fear that Jonathan has, as well as the trial to overcome that fear. The progression this book follows is adequate - not too slow and not too fast. Overall, this book can be very enjoyable for the child reader.

This is a great book that educates while it entertains.

I found this book to be very entertaining. It is great for kids because they are kept in suspense as to whether or not Johnathan will make it home safely. Kids are also exposed to the important concepts of staying on task and obeying their parents. Dalgliesh's talent for writing and Sewell's creative drawings make a wonderful book and I highly recommend it to become a part of a child's library.
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