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Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Audio Book
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

Spring 2009 Audio Book
Ages: 6 & Up
CD Price: $9.99
Review:
Jonathan's family sends him up Hemlock Mountain despite his suspicion that may be bears lurking in his midst. His family dismisses the eight-year old's concern with their constant refrain: "There are no bears on Hemlock Mountain."

Dalgliesh's entertaining visual descriptions, "If all his uncles and aunts stood side by side they would go all the way from the house to the gate" are read with emotion and humor. Musical interludes between the chapters successfully amuse the listener, while reflecting the current mood of the story. The tale shows that sometimes adults do not always have the answer - that even an eight year-old's hunch could be justified despite dismissal from his elders.

Josie Kals   ©2009 Parents' Choice

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