For those of you who don’t know … I am a book hoarder :D :D
I love books! I have my own personal libraries all over the house :D :D
On shelves in the basement, stacked beside my bed, in the spare room … :D
I saw a book tonight and just couldn’t resist….30% off…I couldn’t just leave it on the shelf!!!!
I can’t wait to start this book!
While camping with her family on a remote island, five-year-old Anna awakes in the night to the sound of her mother screaming. A rogue black bear, three hundred pounds of fury, is attacking the family’s campsite — and pouncing on her parents as prey.
At her dying mother’s faint urging, Anna manages to get her brother into the family’s canoe and paddle away. But when the canoe runs aground on the edge of the woods, the sister and brother must battle hunger, the elements, and a wilderness alive with danger. Lost and completely alone, they find that their only hope resides in Anna’s heartbreaking love for her family, and her struggle to be brave when nothing in her world seems safe anymore.
This is a story with a small narrator and a big heart. Cameron gracefully plumbs Anna’s young perspective on family, responsibility, and hope, charting both a tragically premature loss of innocence and a startling evolution as Anna reasons through the impossible situations that confront her.
Lean and confident, and told in the innocent and honest voice of a five-year-old, THE BEAR is a transporting tale of loss — but also a poignant and surprisingly funny adventure about love and the raw instincts that enable us to survive.
Written by Claire Cameron
“A room without books is like a body without a soul”
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I loved my Spirograph set, but I always lost the bits and pieces and went through a ton of paper!!
I can have fun creating again anytime I like, with no ink blotches, torn paper, or plastic pieces to step on or misplace!
Software developer Nathan Friend has an online version of the classic Spirograph called Inspirograph
You can look through the gallery for inspiration.
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