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A Bear Named Trouble

  Bauer, Marion Dane


Publisher: Clarion Books
Number of Pages: 120
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Genres:

Animals

Material Type/Location:

Youth Fiction

Reading Level:

4-5

Awards:

Voice of Youth Award Nominee

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Why I liked this title:

A very young bear cub outside Anchorage, Alaska has been rejected by its mother. Hungry, injured and looking for companionship, the cub tries several times to break into one of the bear cages at the zoo! Jonathan, the new curator's son, also feels lonely and out of place. He watches the cub's attempts and eventually feels so sorry for him that he leaves some food out for him, even though he knows that luring bears near humans can be very dangerous. This simple act sets in motion a chain of events that Jonathan never expected.

What I loved about this book is that it is told from two points of view-- bear and boy. If you love animals and have ever tried to help an injured or abandoned wild animal, you will love this story of a boy and a young bear. Best of all, it is based on a true story!

Reviewed by: Mary Michell on 4/20/2008

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