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 Illustrated by S.D. Schindler Read by Gildart Jackson Animals / Children’s Fiction / Historical English Age group 3-8 14m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Video DVD August 25, 2015 $38.99 $38.99 9781681416205 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!

“…(an) excellent video…” - School Library Journal (video review)

"...entertaining adaptation of Katy Beebe’s book...will delight youngsters. A concluding historical note that tells about medieval monks making books adds factual information to the amusing tale." - Booklist (video review)

" features an engaging premise..." - Video Librarian

"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