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There Will Be Bears by Ryan Gebhart Chapter Sampler

There Will Be Bears by Ryan Gebhart Chapter Sampler

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Published by Candlewick Press
There Will Be Bears by Ryan Gebhart Thirteen-year-old Tyson loves hanging out with his roughneck Grandpa Gene, who’s a lot more fun than Tyson’s ex-best friend, Brighton. These days, Bright just wants to be seen with the cool jocks who make fun of Tyson’s Taylor Swift obsession and dorky ways. So when Grandpa Gene has to move to a nursing home that can manage his kidney disease, Tyson feels like he’s losing his only friend. Not only that, but Tyson was counting on Grandpa Gene to take him on his first big hunt. So in defiance of Mom and Dad’s strict orders, and despite reports of a scary, stalking, man-eating grizzly named Sandy, the two sneak off to the Grand Tetons. Yes, there will be action, like shooting and dressing a six-hundred-pound elk. Is Tyson tough enough? There will be heart-pounding suspense: is Grandpa Gene too sick to handle the hunt, miles away from help? And, oh yes, there will be bears. . . .
There Will Be Bears by Ryan Gebhart Thirteen-year-old Tyson loves hanging out with his roughneck Grandpa Gene, who’s a lot more fun than Tyson’s ex-best friend, Brighton. These days, Bright just wants to be seen with the cool jocks who make fun of Tyson’s Taylor Swift obsession and dorky ways. So when Grandpa Gene has to move to a nursing home that can manage his kidney disease, Tyson feels like he’s losing his only friend. Not only that, but Tyson was counting on Grandpa Gene to take him on his first big hunt. So in defiance of Mom and Dad’s strict orders, and despite reports of a scary, stalking, man-eating grizzly named Sandy, the two sneak off to the Grand Tetons. Yes, there will be action, like shooting and dressing a six-hundred-pound elk. Is Tyson tough enough? There will be heart-pounding suspense: is Grandpa Gene too sick to handle the hunt, miles away from help? And, oh yes, there will be bears. . . .

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Published by: Candlewick Press on Mar 03, 2014
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 · CHAPTER 1 ·
I Drink Half a Liter of Prune Juice and Use the Neighbors Toilet for Two Hours
 Country Orchard Prune Juice,
 reads the label on the plastic  jug in front of me. Tey say this thick, nasty-looking sludge is a potent laxative. Well, I’m about to drink the whole thing.I heard somewhere that courage means being afraid of something and doing it anyway. I never thought I would be so frightened by a fruit juice, but my heart is pounding and my palms are sweaty. As far as I know, no one has ever OD’d on prunes. Google, please don’t let me down on this one. Gramps sits across from me at the kitchen table, his fin-gers tapping against his own jug, checking the birdsong clock above the sink.In fifty- four seconds, it will be six o’clock.
 
· 2 ·
Tick.
In fifty- three seconds, the Canada goose will honk.
Tick.
In fifty- two seconds, Gramps and I will each be chug-ging a liter of prune juice to completion.
  Pruning,
 Gramps calls it. Before he goes on his yearly elk hunt, he prunes so he’ll be ready to face the wilder-ness. He says it’s good for the digestive tract, puts hair on  your chest, and makes you feel like a new man. And for my thirteenth birthday, Mom and Dad promised I’d get to  join him this weekend. We’re going to the Bridger- eton National Forest in Wyoming, and I’ve been waiting for this trip all year. Not only do I get to hunt with the coolest old guy in Colorado, but this will also finally be my chance to see a grizzly bear in the flesh. I’ve been obsessed with them since I saw the imothy readwell documentary. He lived with the bears for thirteen summers, until one finally ate him. It was so cool. But Gramps says that if I want to go, I have to prune with him.Mom would never let me prune with Gramps she thinks it’s immature and disgusting — but Mom’s not here. And what Mom doesn’t know won’t hurt her. It might back up the toilet, but I’ll just blame that on Ashley.“You ready, yson?”

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