The true story of a wild black bear who was video taped lounging in a family's hot tub in Southern California. After becoming seriously ill from feasting on garbage can leftovers, then captured by Fish & Game, Samson was soon saved by a caring community who couldn't stand to see the old bear put to sleep. Bright, colorful illustrations bring this tale to life as the the young reader is introduced to to the bigger picture of wildlife habitat and conservation. Of course, Samson's happy ending demonstrates the simple truth that love can truly move mountains.
Author Jennifer Ranger was born and raised in the culturally diverse Los Angeles, California area and grew up hearing a wide variety of languages on a daily basis. Jennifer is known as the leader of popular Kattywompus String Band, who's heart and soul is firmly rooted in international folk music. The band's live weekly concerts are a staple in Monrovia, California and feature traditional music, rhythms and songs from Latin America and many other countries. As co-owner of The Dollmakers' Kattywompus for the last twenty years, Jennifer has become known as The Story Lady from her weekly Storytime Online webcasts. www.MyDollmakers.com www.SoKattywompus.com