The Bears of Blue River / Edition 1

The Bears of Blue River / Edition 1

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by Charles Major
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0253203309

ISBN-13: 9780253203304

Pub. Date: 09/01/1984

Publisher: Indiana University Press

The Bears of Blue River describes the adventures of a young boy growing up in early nineteenth-century rural Indiana. Little Balser lives with his parents, a younger brother, and a baby sister in a cozy log cabin on the bank of the Big Blue River. Although only thirteen or fourteen years old, he is quite familiar with the dangers and rigors of frontier life. As the

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The Bears of Blue River describes the adventures of a young boy growing up in early nineteenth-century rural Indiana. Little Balser lives with his parents, a younger brother, and a baby sister in a cozy log cabin on the bank of the Big Blue River. Although only thirteen or fourteen years old, he is quite familiar with the dangers and rigors of frontier life. As the story unfolds, the boy becomes lost in the forest, encounters the fierce one-eared bear, and is nearly caught by a bear as he dozes next to what he thinks is a bearskin. This is a book for children or adults who love nature and tales of early pioneer life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253203304
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1984
Series:
Library of Indiana Classics Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
724,792
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Table of Contents

Chapter I
The Big Bear

Chapter II
How Balser got a Gun

Chapter III
Lost in a Forest

Chapter IV
The One-eared Bear

Chapter V
The Wolf Hunt

Chapter VI
Borrowed Fire

Chapter VII
The Fire Bear

Chapter VIII
The Black Gully

Chapter IX
On the Stroke of Nine

Chapter X
A Castle on Brandywine

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The Bears of Blue River 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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I read this book when I was in 5th grade back in the 60s and I LOVED it. My mother made me read it because she had loved when she was a kid. It's a great adventure story, a great pioneer story, and it's appealing to both boys and girls. I'm so glad it's back in print!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I'm 31 years older now, and have lived in Wisconsin for many years, Mr. Major's book carries me off into Balser's world to this day... Not only to the rich history and lore of the Hoosier State, but also to the hardwood maple floors and the aromas of the brick school I attended. Our fifth grade teacher read it aloud to us each day just before lunch, and I recall how easy it was to stay focused on the story even as the smell of the cafeteria wafted into the classroom! I couldn't wait until she finished the story so I could check it out from the library. Like Mr. Melton (above review), this piece, among others, inspired me in the direction of journalism and songwriting. It should be required reading at least for Indiana classrooms. It's wonderful read for the 10-13 age group, but also is a captivating read for those of us who long for 'the good ole' days!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 60 years old now but this book caused me to become a writer. My teacher, Mrs. Carr read it to us in the third grade and we could not wait to get to school to hear what happened next. Truly the most wonderful book I ever heard, but I thought there were two books. Where is the second one. Brandywine something?