In this novel, a Maine bear finds a manuscript under a tree. Discovering it is not edible, he reads it, and decides it isn't bad. He borrows some clothes from a store, takes the name Hal Jam from the labels of his favorite foods, and heads to New York to see if he can make it amongst the literati.
Length: 306 pages
Height: 9.0 x 5.8 x 1.2
Format: HC/DJ-1996-1st Ed
Shipment Weight: 2 lbs.
SOG: Nearly new, appears to be unopened
Once upon a time in rural Maine, a big black bear found a manuscript under a tree. While he couldn't eat it, he did read it, and decided it wasn't bad. Borrowing some clothes from a local store, and the name Hal Jam from the labels of his favorite foods, he headed to New York to seek his fortune in the literary world. Then he took America by storm. THE BEAR WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN is a riotous, magical romp with the buoyant Hal Jam as he leaves the nurturing world of nature for the glittering world of man--where a bear makes good despite his animal instincts, and money-hungry executives see not a hairy beast with a purloined novel, but a rough-hewn, soulful, media-perfect nature guy who might just be the next Hemingway. By turns hilarious, ironic, and tender, THE BEAR WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN is an irresistible bedtime story for grown-ups.