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Author: Alice Dalgliesh Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780743572491

Publisher Description

Are there bears on Hemlock Mountain? One boy is about to find out in this classic tale.

People have always told Jonathan that there are no bears on Hemlock Mountain, no bears at all. So he isn’t afraid to set out alone over the mountain. But as Jonathan discovers one cold winter night, people aren’t always right…There are bears on Hemlock Mountain!

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Quotes

  • “An exceptional book.” 

    - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
  • “William Dufris’ homey voice invites listeners to settle in for a favorite family story.” 

    - AudioFile

Awards

  • Newbery Honor

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book is a retelling of a folk tale in which a boy goes over the mountain (alone!) to borrow a black pot from his aunt. The tension, as one might guess, comes from speculating whether there are "bears on hemlock mountain!" It would be great as a short read-aloud in a family or even to just tell as a story. Young readers will have success with this book. Currently APL owns the version with the cover shown here; it was donated to the library in 2-17-1976, which makes it older than I am and very unusual for a book in the youth department! "

    - Anastasia, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book probably works great as an early-reader book for a kid who's just beginning to tackle chapter books. As a read-out-loud book, it was repetitive. But I have to say, it did build to a suspenseful climax. "

    - Becky, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A nice story about family, and one boys trip to help his mother. "

    - Chantelle, 2/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked it. Ya know what,I was not supposed to read the rest of it one day,but I did. "

    - Madeline, 2/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was good it is about a kid who i forgot the name of because i read it so long ago, actually it was not that long ago "

    - Panhead4Life, 2/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I found this book a little tedious. I much preferred The Courage of Sarah Noble by the same author. "

    - Natalie, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A perfect book for ages 6 to 10. How my children loved it when they were little. The repetition of "There are NO bears on Hemlock Mountain" add to the delight, along with the illustrations by Helen Sewell. "

    - Etta, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Assigned reading but read-aloud to younger child. Six year old enjoyed the simple story. I'm not impressed by the author for children with more advanced comprehension skills. "

    - Angela, 2/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " an erand story.I recall "little house in the big woods"by the background of this story. "

    - Aya, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Reading this to my students in class as a book study. It was just OK. "

    - Donna, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Reading this to my students in class as a book study. It was just OK. "

    - Donna, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked it. Ya know what,I was not supposed to read the rest of it one day,but I did. "

    - Madeline, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Although this book is short and easy to read, it's full of excitement and suspense. It's a great beginning chapter book for a child to read by himself, but it's also a fun read aloud. "

    - Melissa, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Read with Connor for AR points. Super fast and a good rhythm. "

    - Jenni, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I read the reissued 1952 edition of this book. I really liked the printed illustrations and the clever, simple story. There is lots of room for discussion (responsibility, family, danger etc) so the story is still relevant to today's kids. "

    - Charlotte, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " threre are no bears on hemlok mountain................find out the truth! "

    - Reader, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book for the whole family.... adventure in the big outdoors. fun, clean, and a little bit suspenseful. love it. "

    - Melissa, 1/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is an easy reader. The style is very sensory based (the five senses). What a great read for children. "

    - Stephanie, 1/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Read with Connor for AR points. Super fast and a good rhythm. "

    - Jenni, 12/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I read the reissued 1952 edition of this book. I really liked the printed illustrations and the clever, simple story. There is lots of room for discussion (responsibility, family, danger etc) so the story is still relevant to today's kids. "

    - Charlotte, 12/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was good it is about a kid who i forgot the name of because i read it so long ago, actually it was not that long ago "

    - Panhead4Life, 12/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " this was a very exiting. it was a fun adventure. 2 stars but since i am a picky reader and i liked this book, i'll give it another star. "

    - Savanna, 12/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book probably works great as an early-reader book for a kid who's just beginning to tackle chapter books. As a read-out-loud book, it was repetitive. But I have to say, it did build to a suspenseful climax. "

    - Becky, 11/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The stars are only given for the artwork. This book pretty much bombed. Super boring, unrealistic, will never get those teaching days back. In the vast library of kidlit I don't understand why our school assigned this one. Don't waste your time. "

    - Leslea, 11/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Although this book is short and easy to read, it's full of excitement and suspense. It's a great beginning chapter book for a child to read by himself, but it's also a fun read aloud. "

    - Melissa, 11/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A nice story about family, and one boys trip to help his mother. "

    - Chantelle, 11/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Newbery Honor Book. In this pioneer story, Jonathan is sent by his mother to borrow an iron pot from an aunt who lives on the other side of Hemlock Mountain. Grades 2+ "

    - Catherine, 10/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is a simple story with a satisfying arc. This could work as independent reading for 2nd or 3rd graders. If done as a class read aloud, I imagine the class chanting along "There are...no bears...on Hemlock Mountain!" Fun reading and well-crafted. "

    - Amalia, 10/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Assigned reading but read-aloud to younger child. Six year old enjoyed the simple story. I'm not impressed by the author for children with more advanced comprehension skills. "

    - Angela, 10/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I thought this was a great read alound with the kids. We read it in two days. They would have done it in one but I was busy. cute story. "

    - Andrea, 7/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is an easy reader. The style is very sensory based (the five senses). What a great read for children. "

    - Stephanie, 4/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " It was ok... Really fast, and really repetetive. I don't know why it's a newberry, but it's all right. "

    - Ashley, 3/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This book came highly recommended, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I read it with Grant, and it was a quick read, but we didn't really get anything out of it. We finished the story thinking, "What was the point?" Disappointment. "

    - Lorena, 2/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book for the whole family.... adventure in the big outdoors. fun, clean, and a little bit suspenseful. love it. "

    - Melissa, 1/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I found this book a little tedious. I much preferred The Courage of Sarah Noble by the same author. "

    - Natalie, 10/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I did not like it that much "

    - Queen, 10/6/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Newbery Honor Book. In this pioneer story, Jonathan is sent by his mother to borrow an iron pot from an aunt who lives on the other side of Hemlock Mountain. Grades 2+ "

    - Catherine, 10/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is a simple story with a satisfying arc. This could work as independent reading for 2nd or 3rd graders. If done as a class read aloud, I imagine the class chanting along "There are...no bears...on Hemlock Mountain!" Fun reading and well-crafted. "

    - Amalia, 7/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " threre are no bears on hemlok mountain................find out the truth! "

    - Reader, 6/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A sweet little story for students craving chapter books. Has the feel of a folk tale. I would include it in this unit "

    - Susan, 3/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " this was a very exiting. it was a fun adventure. 2 stars but since i am a picky reader and i liked this book, i'll give it another star. "

    - Savanna, 10/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This book came highly recommended, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I read it with Grant, and it was a quick read, but we didn't really get anything out of it. We finished the story thinking, "What was the point?" Disappointment. "

    - Lorena, 7/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " an erand story.I recall "little house in the big woods"by the background of this story. "

    - Aya, 3/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I did not like it that much "

    - Queen, 1/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I thought this was a great read alound with the kids. We read it in two days. They would have done it in one but I was busy. cute story. "

    - Andrea, 1/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The stars are only given for the artwork. This book pretty much bombed. Super boring, unrealistic, will never get those teaching days back. In the vast library of kidlit I don't understand why our school assigned this one. Don't waste your time. "

    - Leslea, 12/3/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " an erand story.I recall "little house in the big woods"by the background of this story. "

    - Aya, 11/13/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Read with Connor for AR points. Super fast and a good rhythm. "

    - Jenni, 5/8/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Reading this to my students in class as a book study. It was just OK. "

    - Donna, 4/5/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I found this book a little tedious. I much preferred The Courage of Sarah Noble by the same author. "

    - Natalie, 11/30/2009
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Newbery Honor Book. In this pioneer story, Jonathan is sent by his mother to borrow an iron pot from an aunt who lives on the other side of Hemlock Mountain. Grades 2+ "

    - Catherine, 6/29/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was good it is about a kid who i forgot the name of because i read it so long ago, actually it was not that long ago "

    - Little, 4/8/2009
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " It was ok... Really fast, and really repetetive. I don't know why it's a newberry, but it's all right. "

    - Ashley, 12/25/2008
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " this was a very exiting. it was a fun adventure. 2 stars but since i am a picky reader and i liked this book, i'll give it another star. "

    - Savanna, 6/7/2008
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked it. Ya know what,I was not supposed to read the rest of it one day,but I did. "

    - Madeline, 4/7/2008

About the Author

Alice Dalgliesh is known as a pioneer in the field of children's historical fiction. A naturalized American author and publisher, three of her books received the Newbery Honor Award. As the founding editor of Scribner's and Sons children's book division, she published works by award-winning authors and illustrators. Her prominence in the field of children's literature led to her appointment as the first president of the Children's Book Council, a national nonprofit trade association of children's book publishers.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.