Bub, Snow, and the Burly Bear Scare

Bub, Snow, and the Burly Bear Scare

Illustrated by: John Steven Gurney
For Ages: 8 - 12
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"Don't ever run from a mountain lion."

Mother also warned me about people. But she didn't know Jane and Jussy, the children who left us hay when we were so hungry. I may be a little moose, but I'm no dummy. That hay was sooo good....
After our dangerous journey over the mountains, everything here seemed wonderful. I made friends with Raney and Sweet Pea, draft horses on the farm, and Chippy the beaver. I even found my old pal, Snow the wolf. Everything was perfect. Until we met Burly!
A grizzly with insomnia, Burly was about the nastiest, scariest character I ever met. All I wanted to do was stay away from him. But when he went after my friends...well, what's a moose to do?
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 128 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743406406 | 
  • October 2003 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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Chapter 1

Tiny specks of ice filled the air and bit into my hide. Banks of white covered the mountain up to my knees. I followed carefully behind Mother, watching where each of her huge hooves left a print in the snow. It seemed as if we had been walking forever.

"Little Bub Moose, are you doing okay?" Mother's beautiful face peered back at me. Small icicles hung from her chin and her dewlap -- the loose, flabby, beardlike piece of skin that swayed beneath her throat.

"I'm fine. Are we there yet?"

Mother rolled her big brown eyes. "You just asked that a moment ago, Bub. We're still not there."

A strange growly sound... see more

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