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Monday, October 20, 2014

There Will Be Bears

There Will Be Bears
by Ryan Gebhart
224 pages; ages 10 - 13
Candlewick Press, 2014

Tyson used to hang out with his ex-best friend Bright, but these days he finds his Grandpa Gene much better company. Bright has ... defected to the popular kids' group, leaving 13-year old Tyson hanging. Now who will share his passion with Taylor Swift songs and other on-the-cusp-of-teen nonsense?

Tyson and Grandpa have been cooking up plans for his first-ever elk hunt. But when Gene moves into a nursing home to get better care for his kidney disease, Tyson feels abandoned. Not only that - he was really hoping that bringing home a rack of antlers might make him seem more "manly" to his buds, and the new girl, Karen.

Will Tyson succeed in breaking Grandpa Gene out of the nursing home for an illicit hunt in grizzly country? Will his sister find the Taylor Swift tickets he hid? Will he make it home before dad finds out where he really went?

However it turns out, rest assured that There Will Be Bears! Today I'm joining the Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday round-up. Drop by to see what other bloggers are reviewing. Review copy provided by publisher.

6 comments:

  1. This one is high, high on my to read list. Once it arrives everything else will be set aside so I can read it. Thanks for sharing this one!

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  2. The cover alone draws me in. Very unique story line. Might appeal more to boys than girls? Hard to tell. Can't wait to find out for myself. Thanks for the nudge.

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  3. I sure hope Grandpa Gene gets to go on that elk hunt!

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  4. This really sounds like a good one. I will be adding it to my tottering TBR list. Thanks for telling me about it.

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  5. Sounds like a fun read! Love the contrast of breaking grandpa out of the nursing home to hunt and the Taylor Swift tickets.

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  6. I can sense his pain--and love the dichotomy of an Elk hunt and Taylor Swift tickets! Thanks for sharing this!

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