The Bears On Hemlock Mountain
Or so young Jonathan is told by the grown-ups as he sets out alone over Hemlock Mountain. But as Jonathan discovers on that cold winter night, grown-ups don't always know...
And there are bears on Hemlock Mountain!
This book was written in 1952, but harks b ...more
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I could not be more puzzled by this book's Newbery Honor. The Newbery is awarded for the "most distinguished work"; presumably the Honors are given for "distinguished work"; and distinguished is the last word I'd use to describe this ordinary easy-reader. It isn't particularly funny, or poetic, or exciting; it doesn't present a moral in a profound way. They ...more
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain is not typical of what usually received Newbery Honor nods, but it is written in the same Alice Dalgliesh style that garnered her two additional Newbery Honor citations.
The kids liked this ...more
A very quick read with just the right amount of tension for readers just venturing into chapter books past the "easy reader" stage. The protagonist employs some quick thinking. Still, it is puzzling how this sl ...more
I'm rather bewildered by this.
i enjoyed this book, a lot, until the final chapter. i don't like hunting or guns or teaching/telling kids that hunting is okay. in the final chapter a bear is stalked and killed.
my own morality won't let me reccommend this book, but for those who see hunting as necessary/useful/pleasurable and want children to be taught that, this would be a good read aloud.
Educator, editor, book reviewer, and author, Dalgliesh was an elementary school teacher for nearly seventeen years, and later taught a course in children's literature at Columbia University. From 1934 to 1960 she served as children's book editor for Charles ...more