Gentle Ben (Paperback)

By Walt Morey, John Schoenherr (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, 9780142405512, 192pp.

Publication Date: February 2, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/1/1992)
Prebound (1/1/1992)

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The Alaskan wilderness is a lonely place for Mark Andersen, especially after the death of his brother. But Mark finds a friend named Ben, who happens to be an Alaskan brown bear. Ben and Mark form a special bond, but the townspeople are determined to destroy it. It is only through the strength of an enduring friendship that Ben—and Mark—have a chance of being saved.

About the Author

Walt Morey was an award-winning author of numerous works of children's fiction set in the U.S. Pacific Northwestand Alaska, the places where Morey lived for all of his life. His book Gentle Ben was the basis for the 1967 movie Gentle Giant and the 1967-1969 television show Gentle Ben.

Praise For Gentle Ben

"More than a fine animal story…. Gentle Ben is a memorable reading experience.”—Library Journal