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A Bear Named Trouble

A Bear Named Trouble

(2005)
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Ten-year-old Jonathan practically lives at the Anchorage Zoo, where his father is a keeper. He loves animals, and even imagines himself inside their bodies, seeing what they see, feeling what they feel.

Meanwhile, a young brown bear is wandering through the woods near Anchorage, alone and hungry. One night, while searching for food, the bear crosses paths with Jonathan, who eagerly follows him onto the zoo grounds.

But when the bear accidentally kills Mama Goose, Jonathan's favorite zoo creature, the boy loses the empathy he had felt earlier. He wishes that the bear - now nicknamed Trouble - would meet the same fate as his beloved goose, and he impulsively takes steps to make sure that happens.

Based on an actual incident, and told in alternating chapters from the bear's and Jonathan's points of view, this is both an involving animal story and a thought-provoking investigation into the consequences of one's actions.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: A Bear Named Trouble
Author(s): Marion Dane Bauer
ISBN: 1-4352-8843-2 / 978-1-4352-8843-0 (USA edition)
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May 2006 : USA Library Binding
Title: A Bear Named Trouble (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Marion Dane Bauer
ISBN: 1-4177-3236-9 / 978-1-4177-3236-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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June 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: A Bear Named Trouble
Author(s): Marion Dane Bauer
ISBN: 0-618-51738-3 / 978-0-618-51738-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: A Bear Named Trouble
Author(s): Marion Dane Bauer
ISBN: 0-440-42132-2 / 978-0-440-42132-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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Kindle Editions

June 2005 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: A Bear Named Trouble
Author(s): Marion Dane Bauer
Publisher: Clarion Books
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