Brother Hugo and the Bear

Brother Hugo and the Bear

By: Katy Beebe
Published by: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2014
List: The Best Children's Books About Libraries and Librarians

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It befell that on the first day of Lent, Brother Hugo could not return his library book.

The Abbot was most displeased. "Our house now lacks the comforting letters of St. Augustine, Brother Hugo. How did this happen?"

The precious book, it turns out, has been devoured by a bear, and so Hugo must replace it. Letter by letter and line by line the hapless monk crafts a new book, all the while being trailed by a hungry new friend who thinks that the words of St. Augustine are truly far sweeter than honey.

Based loosely on a note found in a twelfth-century manuscript—and largely on the creative imaginings of the author—this humorous tale will surely delight readers who have acquired their own taste for books.

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