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Emory’s Gift

Emory’s Gift

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In the wake of a recent tragedy, 13-year old Charlie Hall struggles to cope with the challenges of junior high school, loneliness and a strained relationship with a now distant father.
While exploring the woods of his home in northern Idaho, Charlie has a chance encounter with a grizzly bear. Things go very unexpectedly and Charlie quickly learns this very unique bear will change his life, and the lives of those around him forever. When others threaten to do the creature harm, it falls on Charlie and his father to protect it.
Deeply moving, full of joy and a cast of relatable, entertaining W. Bruce Cameron characters;Emory’s Gift is not only heartwarming and charming coming of age story, but also a page-turning insight of faith, trust, and unconditional love.  This wonderful story dares one to believe that hope and understanding can heal a broken family and bridge the gaps that divide us.




“A fun summer read!”  – South Coast Today

A page-turner… it’s a story of faith – Boston Patriot Ledger

“Emory’s Gift is a tale of love lost and found, forgiveness, and most of all, hope. I read this book almost straight through. It was just what I needed and definitely a book I’ll be reading again. It’s poignant, enchanting and everything I want to remember from childhood. Quite simply, I loved every single word of it and highly recommend Emory’s Gift.” – Books Complete Me

“Cameron’s deft blend of humor and humanity is unusually uplifting. Emory’s Gift is inspiring, an excellent pick for young readers, and an easy recommendation for book clubs.”  –Publisher’s Weekly

“A very moving, emotional and somewhat spiritual read, highly recommended.” – Bookfoolery and Babble

“By the end of the book I could not read fast enough and could not put it down.  Cameron weaves a beautiful tale of adolescence, family and growing up in a small town.”  – So Many Books



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If you’ve read Emory’s Gift, you are aware of the potential for using the novel to seize the imaginations of your students, and to get them thinking beyond the written page and into the deeper, more symbolic aspects of the story. Indeed, Emory’s Gift has been successfully used in high schools and in advanced reading middle school classes.

Using feedback from these real world experiences, a pair of educators has created a study guide to assist teachers in using Emory’s Gift in the classroom.  This study guide is available for free. The guide has been aligned to the CCR national standards and specific comprehension questions have been designed to meet these standards.  Vocabulary development has been pre-leveled for students as: middle school level, high school level, and advanced level.

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