A powerful suspense story narrated by a young girl who must fend for herself and her little brother after a brutal bear attack.
While camping with her family on a remote island, five-year-old Anna awakes in the night to the sound of her mother screaming. A rogue black bear, three hundred pounds of fury, is attacking the family's campsite -- and pouncing on her parents as prey.
At her dying mother's faint urging, Anna manages to get her brother into the family's canoe and paddle away. But when the canoe runs aground on the edge of the woods, the sister and brother must battle hunger, the elements, and a wilderness alive with danger. Lost and completely alone, they find that their only hope resides in Anna's heartbreaking love for her family, and her struggle to be brave when nothing in her world seems safe anymore.
This is a story with a small narrator and a big heart. Cameron gracefully plumbs Anna's young perspective on family, responsibility, and hope, charting both a tragically premature loss of innocence and a startling evolution as Anna reasons through the impossible situations that confront her.
Lean and confident, and told in the innocent and honest voice of a five-year-old, The Bear is a transporting tale of loss -- but also a poignant and surprisingly funny adventure about love and the raw instincts that enable us to survive.
©2014 Claire Cameron (P)2014 Hachette Audio
The Bear is about an A-....I am very happy I purchased it and listened to it. I highly recommend the book -- it is written from the little girl's perspective. I cried a couple of times and laughed out loud as well. Excellent book.
I liked it because it made me laugh and cry.
Her voice and delivery.
The story is told from a little girl's perspective. I don't believe I have ever listened to a book told from a 4 year old's viewpoint. Interesting, enlightening and poignant.
I really liked this story & it's written well, but I could only listen to the narrator for short spurts as the 4-year old voice got pretty annoying after a short period of time. I think I might have enjoyed reading this one more than listening. But, if you listen to a sample of the narration & that doesn't bother you, I'd recommend it. The story is very good.
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