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Hear My Roar: A Story of Family Violence

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Papa loves little Orsa -- but sometimes it's hard to tell.

It seems to Orsa Bear that Papa is angry all the time -- especially after he's had a lot of jack-berry wine. If Papa's not yelling at Mama about the weeds in their garden, he's roaring at Orsa for being clumsy at his chores.

Orsa is scared and doesn't understand why his father acts this way. After a long winter's sle
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Paperback, 56 pages
Published August 20th 2009 by Annick Press (first published 2009)
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Sue Morris
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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It’s summer and Mama, Papa, and Orsa Bear are picnicking in the woods. Papa tells Orsa how they used to scare animals into traps by roaring. He challenges Orsa to roar, but ridicules him when he isn’t loud or scary enough. Papa’s own roar is so loud and scary, Orsa cowers in fright.


As the weather turns colder food is scarce, and Papa’s temper flares easily. It seems Mama and Orsa can’t do anything right. Even after a long winter’s sleep Papa is still always angry.


Mama and Orsa visit Do
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Jacqueline
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
A sightly jarring graphic novel about family violence that uses animals to make it's point. It was odd to see bears getting drunk and making wine when the age group this is meant most likely can handle seeing humans doing the same thing. The animal aspect panders to the age group treating them like younger children when I don't believe that is what the author meant to do.

The art is decent and I commend Ben Hodson for being able to give bears and owls real emotion and depth, You sir are the reas
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Ben Hodson is an award-winning illustrator of nearly twenty books. He loves creating art and he also loves a good adventure, like hiking the Rocky Mountains with a team of rescued wild burros, living in a mountain village in Nepal, or drawing comics with youth in South Africa. Ben created the artwork for How the Moon Regained Her Shape using acrylic paints, handmade papers, old wallpaper, pencil c ...more
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