Children's Hardcover Book, The Bears on Hemlock Mountain, Alice Dalgliesh, Fiction, Chapter Book, Weekly Reader Book, Illustrated
A wonderful children's hardcover book called The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh and Illustrated by Helen Swell. Weekly Reader 1952 edition and an ex-library book.
Legend in the making in the form of a sort of regional folk tale with the kind of rhythm and repeat construction small children love. Jonathan was eight, pretty small to be sent over Hemlock Mountain to borrow a big iron pot from his aunt on the other side. But he found he had friends in the squirrels and the birds and the rabbits, and all would have been well if he hadn't eaten too many of his aunt's cookies and drunk too much milk and slept too long so that it was dark when he started back with the big iron pot. What he discovered about the bears of Hemlock Mountain makes the climax of a story that makes good read aloud material, and that second graders will be able to read to themselves. Helen Sewell's line drawings in black and blue make decorative borders. Her humans are pretty much stock figures, but she has a nice feel for the Pennsylvania German decorative art quality.
Alice Dalgliesh (1893 – 1979) was a naturalized American writer and publisher who wrote more than 40 fiction and non-fiction books, mainly for children. She has been called "a pioneer in the field of children's historical fiction". Three of her books were runners-up for the annual Newbery Medal, the partly autobiographical The Silver Pencil, The Bears on Hemlock Mountain, and The Courage of Sarah Noble.
Helen Sewell (1896 – 1957) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. She won a Caldecott Medal Honor as illustrator of The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh and she illustrated several novels that were runners-up for the Newbery Medal.
8¼ inches in length
6 inches in width
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons -- 1952 -- Weekly Reader Edition -- Ex-Library Book
This book is in Fair condition. Binding is tight and the covers has some staining and shelf wear. There is staining to the edges of the pages. As an ex-library book, it has a cardholder and card on the inside back cover. There are the usual library markings on the inside front and back covers, the front flyleaf, and on the title page. Please check our photos out.
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