The Alaskan wilderness is a lonely place for Mark Andersen, especially after the death of his older brother, Jamie. But in time Mark finds someone else to love--Ben, an Alaskan brown bear so huge that one else dares come near him. Gentle Ben has been a favorite of readers of all ages for 25 years, and is a timeless story of a rare friendship. An ALA Notable Book.
Walt Morey was an award-winningauthorof numerous works of children'sfictionset in the U.S.Pacific NorthwestandAlaska, the places where Morey lived for all of his life. His bookGentle Benwas the basis for the 1967 movieGentle Giantand the 1967-1969 television showGentle Ben.