Adirondack Bear Tales: True bear encounters in the North Woods Paperback – December 15, 2018
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- Publisher : Independently published (December 15, 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 51 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1790817293
- ISBN-13 : 978-1790817290
- Item Weight : 2.08 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.12 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,226,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A 12-year girl comes face to face with a bear during a night-time bathroom break! A bigger than expected bear reaches the apparently unreachable icebox in the trees. The hilarious account of Grandma locking Grandpa out of the car while Grandpa tussles with a bear for ownership of a bag of garbage. The stubbornness of an Uncle who refuses to let the local bear destroy the bird feeder and steal the seeds, by constructing ever-stronger structures. And a handful of other stories illustrating the close relationship between the people and the bears of the Adirondacks.
The book is well-written. As the stories frequently involve the author's grandparents, they would be ideal for grandparents to read as bedtime stories to their young grandchildren. Or for an older child to use as material for a school project on bears. Or in my case, as someone living in a country where wild bears disappeared centuries ago, as an insight into a completely different world where a black bear might appear in your garden or even your kitchen!
Tales of the bear encounters in the great Adirondack woods….
Have you ever met a black bear up close and in person? This delightful book contains 11 short stories about true encounters with black bears in the Adirondack Park of upstate New York. Enjoyed by adults and children of all ages, these stories will make you smile, chuckle, and sometimes, even feel a little sad. Imagine a 12-year-old girl meeting a black bear on the trail to the women's bathroom late at night. Or a grandfather being chased around the car by a hungry black bear while carrying a bag of garbage. Or imagine what you would do if you met a bear in your kitchen while frying bacon for breakfast. These are just a few of the wonderful tales included in this book.
What did I like? About a year ago I visited the great state of New York and I don’t think these stories would have meant as much to me as they do now after seeing the area and learning about the camps and all the stories that they have. The area is so beautiful and the mountains will take your breath away. The beautiful lakes and how the people have the camps on and near them is nothing like you will find in any other place from the Midwest to the West Coast. These stories are so humorous and generated deep belly laughs from me and my grandchildren. I can just see these happening and the stubbornness of the people back there to not give in but to never harm if at all possible. They have great respect for the animals, no matter what they are. I was told by several similar stories that date back for generations and were just as funny.