Gentle Ben Paperback – Jul 1976
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By the way, I am quite a slow reader. I read this book in 1.5 days.
Mark Anderson couldn't help himself. He just had to go see Ben. A man named Fog Benson had captured a bear and killed it mother when the bear cub was very young. He cried for hours because of his Mom so Fog named him "Squeaky Ben" after a cartoon character. As he grew up "Squeaky" was dropped. One day Fog asked Mark's father if he wanted to buy Ben. That was when Mark asked for Ben. Finally his Dad said yes because Ben would be good excersise for Mark. (Mark needed more excersise) But Mark's father wasn't sure he was tame.
This book has something sad in it, but I'm not telling what. (it's not bad I just want it to be a surprise) Anyways, Mark's father was a "salmon tenner" and he lost his boat in "the accident". So they helped someone with his trap and that's where they found Ben. (Ben had to be taken away and that's where he was taken to) That's when Mark's father decided Ben was tame.
There is a real surprise ending to this, and a really nice one too. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I do!
P.S. This man thought he couldn't write a book, but his wife told him he could. Well...she certainly was right!
Most recent customer reviews
I am reading this book for a school project and I found it really got better. At first the book was just a bunch of confusing words, but soon found to love it. Read morePublished on Dec 16 2001
I think this book was TERRIBLE. It was boring. It was a little exciting in a few parts but listen to this. Read morePublished on May 19 2001
I love this book! I have read 7 books but I only liked 2. And this is one of them. This book is a great book for 4th-7th graders. The vocabulary is very hight. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2000 by Ian
Gentle Ben is probably the best book I have ever read. At first I didn't even want to read it, but my mom made me. Read morePublished on Oct. 5 1999
If you are looking for a book to read to your children, or for your children to read, get this book! Read morePublished on Sept. 15 1999