In the animal-loving tradition of James Herriot, this delightful story, now in paperback, explores the relationship between man and one of natures smartest, most interesting, and sensitive creaturesthe black bearand how this experience enriched two peoples lives. Poignant and entertaining, and enhanced by photos that reveal a unique and amazing friendship, Summers with the Bears is a fascinating chronicle of what happens when humans and wild animals cross the boundaries into each others world.
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I found this book on a list of recommended titles for people who want to learn more about American black bears...it was the first of several books I ordered to arrive. It took me two days to finish and I absolutely loved it. I'm new to bear study but I'm interested in studying biology with a special focus on ursinology and while this book is not really scientific, it provides a truly beautiful glimpse into the lives and habits of black bears as they relate to mankind in different ways.
This book was touching, heartfelt, funny and informative. I am so happy I've added it to my growing library of bear literature and feel it's a must buy for anyone that likes, loves, or is interested in learning more about these delightful creatures. Enjoy!
I loved this book, it's a charming story of a couple who own a summer home and the wife, warned not to feed the bears, does so and ends up with a real friendship in "Littlebit" who comes back year after year. I won't spoil the story by giving away too much, since it's a very quick read, but I can say, reading this sweet story made me cry, and it's a treasure to read.
I am so grateful for this special book. We are moving to bear country soon from Florida and this book warmed my heart. I won't feed the bears and will respect that they wandered the land before we purchased it and I will respect their beauty even more since reading this book. I love the relationship between the author & his wife and how the bears warmed up to the kindness that they projected. Their respect and awe of all of the animals is appreciated. I am grateful for this book & have bought several copies for my friends who have loved it as much as I did. Barb
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