Brother Hugo and the Bear

Based on a note in a 12th-century manuscript, this humorous tale is sure to delight young viewers.

By Katy Beebe Read by Gildart Jackson Children’s Fiction / Historical / Humorous English, Unabridged 11m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Audio CDs August 25, 2015 $14.99 $12.99 9781681416236 Add to Cart
							Brother Hugo can't return his library book - the letters of St. Augustine - because, it turns out, the precious book has been devoured by a bear! Instructed by the abbot to borrow another monastery's copy and create a replacement, the hapless monk painstakingly crafts a new book, copying it letter by letter and line by line. But when he sets off to return the borrowed copy, he finds himself trailed by his hungry new friend. Once a bear has a taste of letters, it appears, he's rarely satisfied! Includes page turn track: 12 minutes.

Starred Review. “Combines suspense, humor, and information in a handsome, entertaining package." - School Library Journal

Gildart Jackson's narration is full of an old-fashioned regal lilt as befits a tale set in the twelfth century in the world of monasteries, hand-copied manuscripts, and wild creatures outside the walls. - AudioFile Magazine