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Download A Story for Bear Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (128 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dennis Haseley Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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ABA Pick of the Lists author Dennis Haseley pens this touching tale about the joys of reading aloud. A young bear, watching a woman read one summer day, wonders how words in a book make her laugh. As his curiosity draws him closer, she offers to read aloud for him. He listens intently while she reads book after book. O how he loves the soothing sound of her voice! But one fall day, she is gone. And how will he ever bear her absence? Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Jobe | 2/10/2014

    " This enchanting tale is all about friendship and the wonders of reading. A bear finds a scrap of paper with strange markings on it and fascinated takes it back to his cave. Then he sees a woman reading these rectangular things filled with the marks. A strange friendship begins to develop. He even shares the words he found with her but the woman cannot stay at the cabin forever but she leaves her books to keep bear company. The acrylic paint and colored pencil illustrations leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling for bears and for reading. Can I have a cabin and a bear so I can get through my pile of books? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 2/1/2014

    " You must read this book! It is so touching, so warm, and kind. I felt as if I were there under the trees as the woman read to me in her kind, gentle voice. You can almost smell the pine trees! The illustrations are a story by themselves! The illustrator captured the heart of the bear. I loved the way the bear looked so lovingly and respectfully at the woman as she shared her stories with him. I read this tender story to my kindergartners and they were mesmerized. At the beginning of the school year many teachers teach about friendship and caring. This book would relate to that topic and help with discussion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim M | 1/10/2014

    " Beautiful color pencil artwork, warm rich colors and textures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 12/1/2013

    " Very sweet story; lovely illustrations in acrylics and colored pencils. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/21/2013

    " With amazing illustrations Jim LaMarche had done an excellent job of conveying a love of reading. This simple and sweet story will make you want to forget about our too crazy lives and go and sit and the woods and read. Something I always recommend doing. Children 1st - 4th grade will enjoy this book and so will the adult reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meno-gal | 11/19/2013

    " One of our favorite children's books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 11/18/2013

    " Tender and gentle, a solitary reader share her love of books with Bear. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 makyo | 11/18/2013

    " it's so great to find children's books that tell an actual story. coupled with beautiful illustrations, this well-told tale of a curious bear and a highly literate young woman is sweet and lovely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/6/2013

    " I generally disapprove of books depicting people hanging out with wild animals in non-absurdist scenarios. But this one doesn't anthropomorphize the bear as I would have expected. It's a strange little story. Poignant too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlie Hughes | 9/19/2013

    " This is one of my new favorite children's books. It is so wonderful. It captures how dear books are to us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Smoot | 9/16/2013

    " I loved the message of this book and how it shows the relationship of a women and bear and there found appreciation for books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 8/23/2013

    " Sweet story for anyone to share their love of reading with. The art in this book in so inviting. It's a keeper. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 6/19/2013

    " Every time I pass by this book in my library, I have to stop and read it. A very delightful and feel good story. The illustrations are beautiful. Makes me wish I was sitting under the pines reading... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 5/14/2013

    " My kid really enjoys this book. I find it a little odd, though charming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marian Bart | 4/24/2013

    " Luminous, through and through! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 3/29/2012

    " I love books that have a character that loves books! This is just a sweet, sweet story and precious pictures too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie | 3/18/2012

    " Magical and wonderful! This is the sort of story that fills your heart with delight :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 GraceAnne | 3/14/2012

    " Gorgeous and magical. The power of reading, of words, of story: the power of the sound of a dear voice telling the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 2/23/2012

    " The story is a little improbable (what with the whole woman reading to a bear premise). Still, the illustrations are gorgeous and the story is quiet and warm. It went over surprisingly well for library storytime for grades k-2. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia | 1/6/2012

    " lic: young bear who is fascinated by the mysterious marks he sees on paper finds a friend when a kind woman reads to him. sweet. soft pictures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy | 8/13/2011

    " One sunlit afternoon, ab ear discovers a mysterious fragment of paper that leads him to a cabin and to an unlikely friend. Although he can't understand her words, he returns day after day all summer to hear the woman read to him. Each night he carries the sound of her stories--of sailors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 8/11/2011

    " Another book where the pictures truly are art. The story was charming, but slightly annoying cause its so far fetched. Either way worth a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greta | 6/27/2011

    " The illustrations are beautiful and the story is cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elissa | 6/2/2011

    " Very sweet story about the magic of reading aloud, albeit to a bear. Inspired me to create new bookshelf, not that I really need any more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cymiki | 2/11/2011

    " quiet, gorgeous illustrations & book related! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/27/2010

    " Cute story with beautiful illustrations. The bear looks so cute I wish I could have a pet bear. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/24/2010

    " Cute story with beautiful illustrations. The bear looks so cute I wish I could have a pet bear. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/5/2010

    " I loved the message of this book and how it shows the relationship of a women and bear and there found appreciation for books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 10/4/2009

    " Tender and gentle, a solitary reader share her love of books with Bear. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cymiki | 6/11/2009

    " quiet, gorgeous illustrations & book related! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bambi | 6/5/2009

    " One of my very favorite books, for the story line and the illustrations.
    As the review mentions, it celebrates the joy of reading, and being read to. Both of these bring heart-warming memories of being read to as a child and then reading to my own children. Must read in my opinion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 9/20/2008

    " Sweet story for anyone to share their love of reading with. The art in this book in so inviting. It's a keeper. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 8/25/2008

    " Beautiful color pencil artwork, warm rich colors and textures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greta | 7/7/2008

    " The illustrations are beautiful and the story is cute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 6/30/2008

    " Every time I pass by this book in my library, I have to stop and read it. A very delightful and feel good story. The illustrations are beautiful. Makes me wish I was sitting under the pines reading... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 makyo | 4/30/2008

    " it's so great to find children's books that tell an actual story. coupled with beautiful illustrations, this well-told tale of a curious bear and a highly literate young woman is sweet and lovely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 3/19/2008

    " Everytime I read this I cry. Kindergarteners don't understand why it is so touching, but having taught Second Language Learners to read, it is so emotional for me. Also, Jim LaMarche is such an incredible illustrator! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eliza | 2/11/2008

    " It has the name Eliza in it so of course I love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elissa | 2/4/2008

    " Very sweet story about the magic of reading aloud, albeit to a bear. Inspired me to create new bookshelf, not that I really need any more. "

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