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The Shadow of the Bear: A Fairy Tale Retold
     

The Shadow of the Bear: A Fairy Tale Retold

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by Regina Doman
 

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Once upon a time, in New York City, two girls meet a mysterious stranger, Bear, who comes to their door one winter night. Rose quickly befriends him, but Blanche is suspicious. To her, Bear seems to be a dangerous person who is hiding things. She's seen him covertly associate with the "drug crowd" at their high school and he tries to sell valuable church artifacts to

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Once upon a time, in New York City, two girls meet a mysterious stranger, Bear, who comes to their door one winter night. Rose quickly befriends him, but Blanche is suspicious. To her, Bear seems to be a dangerous person who is hiding things. She's seen him covertly associate with the "drug crowd" at their high school and he tries to sell valuable church artifacts to shady dealers. He is somehow connected to the old abandoned church next to their high school. But Rose is impressed by Bear's love and knowledge of literature and poetry. Taking her and Blanche to the opera confirms for her that Bear is trustworthy. And yet, as events unfold, even Rose must admit that Bear is hiding dangerous activities from them. A classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm comes to life as two very different sisters, timid Blanche and impulsive Rose, seek to discover Bear's identity and secret mission. New 2008 revision of a teen novel that has become a cult favorite with hundreds of readers.

Editorial Reviews

Kimberly Heatherington
The main characters — who don’t compromise their distinctively Catholic moral principles, even when that choice presents hardship or risk — are likely to live in readers’ imaginations long after the last page is turned.
Litland .com
A 200-page book should be a quick read...Some books, however, just have more to say. Without a word wasted, Doman has given sufficiently rich detail..that we can feel we are there. We see in our mind solitary Rose playing an ominous tune on her violin in the middle of the park with the same fervor as the wind. From the beginning, the girls imagine that the human exterior merely covers up for a magical interior, and we are then swept through a fast-paced story full of emotion and suspense.
Steven McEvoy
This story is wonderfully told. The author draws you in and keeps you captivated from first page to last. Each chapter begins with a quote from the original fairy tale, and foreshadows what is coming, yet in New York the mysteries and magic of a fairy tale are very different from the German countryside. Regina Doman is a true storyteller, not just an author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781257135257
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
03/13/2013
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
408,259
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Regina Doman lives near Front Royal, Virginia with her husband and their seven children. More information about her Fairy Tale Novel series can be found at www.fairytalenovels.com. Regina always welcomes email, feedback, and questions from readers.

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The Shadow of the Bear: A Fairy Tale Retold 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book for school reading and was intrigued. I loved it and have reread it many times. Great portrayal of Catholicism! I would recomend it for 14 and up because of some material. Awesome book though... definately worth it!!!
PirateQueen More than 1 year ago
I love this book and all of Regina Doman's Fairy Tale books. I love finding out that there are books out there with good messages and Catholic values. It really gives me hope to read books like these. I just about squealed with joy at reading the word "tabernacle" in a book I was reading for fun! (yeah I'm a Jesus nerd. It's okay.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously awesome, this is a good book for teens. It has heavy Catholic/Christian influences mixed with a great story and interesting characters. It also has the unusual combination of classic poetry and a murderous madman. The plot is chockfull of unexpected turns, as well placed usages of dramatic iorny and dark forshadowings where you just KNOW something can't be trusted. SPOILER ALERT!!! If you are getting this for a kid, be advised! This book has a moment where one of the main characters is put in an awful situation, her boyfriend becomes drunk and tries to get her into a bedroom during a party. She ends up having to sneak out a window to avoid him. Nothing ends up happening here, but the danger of rape is clearly implied. I think the author handled it well, however, and was not at all a determent to enjoying this book. (I think it made me feel for the girl all the more.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing the series is awesome you should totally read it, even though the beginning is the slightest bit boring it is the best series I have read so far. It is just amazing I think that everyone should read this book. You get close to the characters you second guess yourself on who you think the evil guys are and the books are really suspensful if the book became a movie it would be the america's real number one movie!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good intro to the series....Doman doesn't put to much of her own beliefs in. Not all atheists are bad and not all Catholics are great either, but it needed to be an atheist...otherwise he would've respected the Chalice and it's job in the Church...to hold the Blood of Christ.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Catholic influences in this novel are not nearly as forced as some other Catholic books I've read. The writing is simply fabulous. There was unexpected theme of romance that came up amd I was pleasently suprised with the way it was presented. This is the first book I've ever read where the boy is proper age to date, completely respects the girl, and aren't constantly, well to put it quite franky, kissing. I also loved this book because it was a little bit of every cool category. There was mystery, hidden fantisy, suspense, action, and romance. So as both a bookaholich and a Catholic that is always hunting for good books, I highly recommend this. For parents: the only elemnt of the story you might want to watch out for is when Rose unwillingly goes into another minor character's bedroom and he trys to get her, well, to do some stuff ungodly. She senses the danger, and almost immeadeatly exits the room before anything even happens.
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I met her and all my books are signed by her
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