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Little Mary and the Big Bear

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 2, 3, 4, 5
Page count: 3



Appeared in

Spider Magazine, Vol 5, Num 5, May, 1998

Story Summary

When Mary's Papa announces he can't go to the mill because Buttercup is about to have her calf, nine-year-old Mary begs to go alone. Her mother calls her dauntless, her father gives in and Mary sets off on Old Major. But neither Mary nor Old Major are prepared to meet the biggest bear even seen in the Maine woods.


Little Mary's voice expertly rendered by Aspen Peterson