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Gentle Ben (Puffin Modern Classics) [Paperback]

By Walt Morey, John Schoenherr (Illustrator), Rico Renzi (Contributor), Steve Wands (Contributor), Jared K. Fletcher (Contributor), Yuki Ameda (Contributor), Glenn Barr & Kevin Nowlan
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Pages   191
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.1" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.52"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 2, 2006
Publisher   Penguin Group USA
Age  8-12
ISBN  0142405515  
EAN  9780142405512  

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Traces the friendship between a boy and a bear in the rugged Alaskan Territory.

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The Alaskan wilderness is a lonely place for Mark Andersen, especially after the death of his brother. But Mark finds a friend named Ben, who happens to be an Alaskan brown bear. Ben and Mark form a special bond, but the townspeople are determined to destroy it. It is only through the strength of an enduring friendship that Ben--and Mark--have a chance of being saved.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Walt Morey was an award-winning author of numerous works of children's fiction set in the U.S. Pacific Northwestand Alaska, the places where Morey lived for all of his life. His book Gentle Ben was the basis for the 1967 movie Gentle Giant and the 1967-1969 television show Gentle Ben.

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Gentle Ben  May 10, 2010
I think "Gentle Ben" is an amazing book. It is a story of animal survival and the relationship between a boy and a bear."Gentle Ben" is a serious book but some parts are hilarious.My favorite part is when Karl Anderson's ship Far North,was sinking. It was intense. I didn't know if the father would survive.I would recommend this book to 4th thru 8th grade because the language is difficult to read.
Very disappointed  Sep 4, 2009
Seller did not ship as promised. Product therefore missed the camper who had gone home. Seller refunded shipping costs but not cost of book.

I rate this NO STAR but this form will not permit NO STAR.
Wonderful book for animal lovers  Feb 11, 2009
I thought this was an amazing book. As an adult reader who enjoys children's fiction, I found the story interesting, heart-warming, and suspenseful. I thought I knew what was going to happen next, then the unexpected would happen! What I loved about a few of Walt Morey's characters is how they seemed tough and mean on the outside, but then they would open their hearts to help Mark and his pet bear, Ben. The book is a very intense page-turner, with many exciting moments. You may even want to cheer out loud (like I did) when Ben makes his unexpected appearances and saves the day! Do have a dictionary handy if you are not familiar with boat and fishing terminology (many words in the book were not in my vocabulary). You will learn a little about Alaskan culture before statehood, and how in a small town like Orca City, people can rely on good neighbors to help when help is needed. You will fall in love with Ben and appreciate how friends and family help each other throughout the story.
A story that will stay emblazoned in your mind for years to come, and warm your heart  Feb 8, 2006
Mark Andersen leads quite a lonely existence in the Alaskan wilderness, where he lives with his mother and father. Things wouldn't be so lonely if his older brother was still around, but since his death, Mark has been devoid of contact with anyone even close in age to him. Due in large part to the fact that he's the smallest boy at school - at least for his age - and risks injury if he plays with the stronger boys, so he keeps to himself. That is, until he discovers a friend named Ben. Ben isn't your average friend. He's an Alaskan brown bear "brownie," who is larger than life, and frightens anyone who sees him. Except for Mark. Mark knows how gentle Ben is, and quickly befriends him. Mark and Ben discover that they are much more like one another than anyone could possibly know, and forge a strong bond. But when the local townspeople find out about Mark and Ben's relationship, they are determined to destroy it. Even if it means destroying Ben.

Animal stories always have a strong place in my heart, so when I discovered Walt Morey's GENTLE BEN, I knew that I would adore the story. And I did. Much like Sterling North's RASCAL, GENTLE BEN captures the essence of falling in love with a wild animal, and keeping it as a pet, even when the world is against your decision. It's about the special bond that humans and animals hold with one another. Mark is a lovable character, whose small body, but strong mind, make him the ideal friend for Ben. While Ben is a character that will never be forgotten, based solely on the kindness in his heart, and his laugh-out-loud antics. A story that will stay emblazoned in your mind for years to come, and warm your heart.

Erika Sorocco
Book Review Columnist for The Community Bugle Newspaper
Bears Of the Wild!!!!  Jan 23, 2006
This book is touching. The animal is abused but then is loved by Mark. Once he goes out he gets happy. They are afraid he'll turn wild again, but he stayss tame. It was sad when they let him go, but i am happy that he iss not endangered anymore and can eat his fill... This was a great book(RECOMENDED)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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