Benno's Bear

Benno's Bear

by Naomi Flink Zucker, Naomi Flink Zucker

Hardcover(1 ED)

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ISBN-13: 9780525465218
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/01/1901
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.86(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.15(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

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Benno's Bear 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
klinedr on LibraryThing 5 months ago
When Benno is caught pickpocketing, his father gets sent to prison and his bear that he has raised from a cub is taken from him. It is through the policeman and his wife that take him in that he learns to trust again.
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Benno¿s Bear by N.F. Zucker is the best children¿s book I¿ve read in ages. The plot is unique and engaging, but it was the author¿s vivid descriptions that really drew me in. In elegant yet simple prose, Zucker renders a child¿s inner voice with perfect pitch. The book is filled with uncannily realistic descriptions of sounds and smells, and the noises and movements of animals are particularly evocative. Though the story¿s setting and events involving pickpockets and a dancing bear may be unfamiliar to young readers, Benno¿s dilemmas are not bound by time or place. Benno¿s conflicted feelings about his father and his frustrations in school are emotions that most children will find familiar, even if they have never experienced them in the context that Benno does. In fact, Benno¿s bond with his bear came across so strongly that I cried when he was separated from her! Despite the sadness of some elements of the story, this book provides enjoyable and thought-provoking reading, and I would highly recommend it.