The Bears of Blue River

The Bears of Blue River

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The Bears of Blue River describes the adventures of a young boy growing up in early nineteenth-century rural Indiana. Little Balser lives with his parents, a younger brother, and a baby sister in a cozy log cabin on the bank of the Big Blue River. Although only thirteen or fourteen years old, he is quite familiar with the dangers and rigors of frontier life. As the story unfolds, the boy becomes lost in the forest, encounters the fierce one-eared bear, and is nearly caught by a bear as he dozes next to what he thinks is a bearskin. This is a book for children or adults who love nature and tales of early pioneer more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 142.24 x 203.2 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0253105900
  • 9780253105905

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Away back in the 'twenties', when Indiana was a baby state, and great forests of tall trees and tangled underbrush darkened what are now her bright plains and sunny hills, there stood upon the east bank of Big Blue River, a mile or two north of the point where that stream crosses the Michigan road, a cozy log cabin of two rooms-one front and one more

Table of contents

Chapter I The Big Bear Chapter II How Balser got a Gun Chapter III Lost in a Forest Chapter IV The One-eared Bear Chapter V The Wolf Hunt Chapter VI Borrowed Fire Chapter VII The Fire Bear Chapter VIII The Black Gully Chapter IX On the Stroke of Nine Chapter X A Castle on Brandywineshow more

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206 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 45% (93)
4 32% (66)
3 16% (32)
2 6% (13)
1 1% (2)
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