Friday, March 18, 2016

Review: Brother Hugo and the Bear

Visit a French monastery and hear how a manuscript was created! Brother Hugo lost a book to a bear and needed to replace it.  With the help of his brothers, they recreated another manuscript from a borrowed book from a nearby monastery.

The bear's part of the story brought humor, but I think the true winner of the story is the manuscript. Making a book from scratch is lost art and a difficult undertaking. It was great to hear about the making of a beautiful book! It's a tale of working together. One book took many hands to make it and working together makes a task go faster.

Gildart Jackson narrates this humorous medieval tale. His rendition is regal and humorous and dynamic. (How could you not be dynamic when a bear is chasing you?) The music underneath was instrumental with a classical and medieval feel. The sound effects were well placed throughout the story. I would like to hear Gildart again.

Reviewed from a library copy.

Audio Book Details...
Brother Hugo and the Bear by Katy Beebe, illustrated by S. D. Schindler
Read by Gildart Jackson
Produced by Dreamscape Media
Number of Discs: 1
Total Time: 14 Minutes
Release Date: August 2015
ISBN: 9781681416205

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