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Title:
Gentle Ben
Author:
Morey, Walt, 1907-1992.
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Publication Information:
New York : Puffin Books, [1965]

©1965
Physical Description:
191 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary:
Traces the friendship between a boy and a bear in the rugged Alaskan Territory.
General Note:
"Ages 8-12"--Cover p. 4.

"First published ...1965."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
740 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.8 8.0 222.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.1 13 Quiz: 04365 Guided reading level: NR.
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ISBN:
9780140360356

9781442059283
Format :
Book

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Summary

The Alaskan wilderness is a lonely place for Mark Andersen, especially after the death of his older brother, Jamie. But in time Mark finds someone else to love--Ben, an Alaskan brown bear so huge that no one else dares come near him. Gentle Ben has been a favorite of readers of all ages for 25 years, and is a timeless story of a rare friendship. An ALA Notable Book.


Author Notes

Walt Morey was an award-winning author of numerous works of children's fiction set in the U.S. Pacific Northwestand Alaska, the places where Morey lived for all of his life. His book Gentle Ben was the basis for the 1967 movie Gentle Giant and the 1967-1969 television show Gentle Ben .


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. Mark, a lonely boy in an Alaskan fishing village, befriends Ben, a neglected young bear. Together the two share numerous exciting adventures in the Arctic environment.