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The Girl Who Lived with the Bears

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
When a chief’s spoiled young daughter sets out to collect berries, she sees no reason to sing bear songs like her friends do--why should she honor the creatures of the forest? This traditional Native American tale from the Pacific Northwest offers a compelling lesson of tolerance and respect for the natural world. “A graceful and poignant retelling.”--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Jordan Plank
Sep 27, 2016 Jordan Plank rated it it was ok
Shelves: el-230
This book introduces some native American culture which is a plus. The book also has wonderful illustrations in my opinion. However, the one drawback I see is that in a particular part of the book it talks about "giving birth". Nothing graphic but it may bring up questions a teacher does not want to have to answer inside the classroom. I might hesitate to use the book in its entirety within my own classroom for that reason.
Maddy Hay
A chief's daughter is captured by Bears because she was talking disrespectfully of them. The bears could turn into humans whenever they wanted to and the young girl thought the bears were disgusting. In exchange for her life the Bear chief arranged for her to marry his nephew. After a while, the girl became to love her sweet husband and had two cubs who also could change into humans. Her brother comes in search for her and kills her bears husband and takes her back to her own village. The women ...more
Morgan Wright
Oct 05, 2012 Morgan Wright rated it really liked it
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I thought this book was very engaging and would be a great book for the beginning of the school year with a new class. This book uses a unique way of portraying characters to show that differences are not bad and teaches that we cannot judge something before fully understanding it. It shows children that often times we do not like things, when, in reality, we simply are unfamiliar with them.
Laura
Sep 22, 2014 Laura rated it it was amazing
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A beautifully illustrated book. The author does a great job of catching the readers interest and describing this different culture. It is a great traditional tale. It teaches children about respecting the earth and all of the animals.
Sara Shupe
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Jan 21, 2012
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Feb 16, 2010 Pam rated it it was amazing
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Loved the story and the illustrations.
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