The Bears on Hemlock Mountain

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The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain cover of first edition.jpg
Author Alice Dalgliesh
Illustrator Helen Sewell
Publisher Scribner
Publication date
ISBN 978-0-689-71604-1

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain (1952), written by Alice Dalgliesh and illustrated by Helen Sewell, is children's novella based, according to the author's note, on a tall tale from Pennsylvania. It won a 1953 Newbery Honor award.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

"Her historical fiction, combined with its believable characters and dramatic plots, is renowned for its accuracy and detail. The Bears on Hemlock Mountain is a perfect example of Dalgliesh getting this delicate balance right. According to the author, the story is based on an old Pennsylvania tall tale, to which Dalgliesh has given great detail and form." [2] Speaking to parents of six- and seven-year-olds, Choosing Books for Kids includes the book on its list of "safe bets that you'll probably enjoy as much as your appreciative listener."[3]



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  2. ^ Eccleshare, Julia, (editor), 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up, Universe Publishing, 2009, pg. 243.
  3. ^ Oppenheim, Joanne, et al (editors), Choosing Books for Kids, Banks Street College of Education, 1996, pg. 175;

External links[edit]

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook "The Bears on Hemlock Mountain" at this site."Audio Excerpt". Simon and Schuster. Retrieved 2012-04-18.