The Bear Went Over the Mountain (novel)

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The Bear Went Over the Mountain (1996) is a novel by William Kotzwinkle.[1][2][3] The movie rights for the book were sold to Jim Henson.

Plot introduction[edit]

Arthur Bramhall isolates himself a forest cabin to write a novel; once it is complete, he goes off to buy champagne in celebration, after first burying the manuscript to protect it from fire. In his absence, a bear digs up his manuscript. The bear reads the manuscript, decides it is good, and brings it to New York City, where he is accepted as a talented author and desirable party guest.


The book was nominated for the 1997 World Fantasy award.[4]


  1. ^ [1] Archived February 4, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "The Bear Went Over the Mountain | North Vancouver District Public Library | BiblioCommons". 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  3. ^ "For Fame and Honey : THE BEAR WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN. By William Kotzwinkle (Doubleday: $22.50, 306 pp.) - Los Angeles Times". 1996-11-10. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  4. ^ "1997 World Fantasy Award Winners". Retrieved 2014-07-10. 

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