It’s Finally Here!
The story of Eli Benjamin Bear and his new Heroic Heart, a wonderful adventure about a baby bear born with a heart condition which sends him to a faraway hospital without his mom. A story of courage that will resonate with all children.
By Hal Price
A Heart’s Journey Home
Children’s Book For Grades K to 6
An inspiring children’s teddy bear book for kids, teachers and families.
The little bear with the big heart is now the little book with the bigger heart.
Eli Benjamin Bear was born pre-maturely and had a heart challenge that could only be fixed in a Human Hospital for Kids. When Eli gets sent far away from his parents, he finds himself smack-dab in the middle of serious adventures. With love and new friends, he discovers the secrets of a Heroic Heart. With his mother’s loving and secretly coded lullaby in his heart, his father’s “Bear Essentials Code” to live by, and a caring nurse’s lessons, Eli begins to repair his heart from the outside in and then from the inside out.
But Eli’s story becomes a race against time when he must beat a pending blizzard to find his way home before hibernation puts him into a long winter’s sleep. He shares his heart along the way, saving a rascally raccoon and a honey bee in need. And then only with their help in turn can he succeed in his quest.
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Why Teddy Bears?
60 years in the making: read about Hal and the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation.