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Gentle Ben – A book you’ll love even if you don’t like bears

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The story is set in a small Alaskan fishing town. Mark, a little boy who lives with his parents is lonely after the death of his brother. From this loneliness blooms a beautiful friendship between Mark and a most unlikely pet, an enormous Alaskan brown bear, Ben.

Mark visits his friend every day after school, in an old shed where he is chained and ill treated by his cruel master Fog Benson. A tender friendship develops. When Mark is caught with Ben, Fog talks his parents into buying Ben.

What follows is a touching tale - Ben’s willingness to tag along with Mark, their trips in search of food, and their joyous meanders. A crisis develops after Ben attacks his former owner. Everybody in town clamors for Ben's destruction.  Although devastated by the potential loss of his best friend, Mark accepts the wisdom of sending Ben away. Eventually, Mark and his parents are reunited with their prodigal pet who manages to save his adopted family when they are confronted with man-made danger. In the end, Mark's love for and commitment to Ben and his well being, ultimately save the brown bear from destruction.

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If you love animals and are interested in what you just read, then I recommend you read Gentle Ben, I recommend that you recommend it to your little kids.

The book will teach them to love animals and not be cruel them, it will also teach them what friendship it, even though it is between man and beast.

Walter Morey,   the author of Gentle Ben, has written a total of 17 books most of which revolve round the relationship between man and animals. Gentle Ben was made into a film. The CBS television series, Gentle Ben, ran from 1967 until 1969, airing a total of 56 episodes.

Few other books by Walter Morey are Runaway Stallion, The Bear of Friday Creek, and the Lemon Meringue Dog.

Readers of all ages will love this classic novel, a touching book you are sure to like, even if you don’t like bears.

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