Brother Hugo And The Bear

Brother Hugo And The BearBrother Hugo is unable to return his library book because it was consumed by a bear. The Abbot of Hugo’s monastery was very disappointed because he lost their only copy of St. Augustine’s letters. It is now Hugo’s responsibility to travel to a neighboring monastery to retrieve a copy of the cherished text, craft a new book, and return his library book on time without it becoming bear food again. These beautifully detailed illustrations resembling monks’ manuscripts were created using ink and watercolor. Brother Hugo And The Bear is loosely based on a true twelfth-century story  where the monk, Abbot Peter the Venerable, asked the neighboring monastery to send him St. Augustine’s letters because their volume was eaten by a bear. The book also features a historical note, a glossary of terms and people, an author’s note, and an illustrator’s note. ema
Title: Brother Hugo And The Bear
Author: Katy Beebe
Illustrator: S.D. Schindler
: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
: 2014
Original Language
: English
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5407-0
Hardcover pages: 34
Age range
: 5-9
: Picture Book
Book setting
: Middle Ages France
Author’s ethnicity
: American
Author’s residence
: Texas
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: American
Illustrator’s residence
: Pennsylvania
Awards: 2014 American Booksellers Association Best Books for Children Catalog, 2014 Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” annual exhibition, 2014  Kirkus Best of the Year, 2014 School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, 2014 Huffington Post Best Picture Books of the Year: Honorable Mention, A 2015 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, A 2015 Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year
Subjects:  Bears, Books, Manuscripts, Middle Ages, Monks, Reading

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