Money’s tight and Henry is lucky to have the job at Mr. Hairston’s grocery store. His parents are both lost in despair following the death of Henry’s older brother, and Henry is glad for the opportunity to feel like he’s helping. Saving to buy a marker for Eddie’s grave, Henry tries to ignore Mr. Hairston’s commentary about the customers.
But Henry is shocked when he is told he’s being laid off. That is, unless he agrees to do one thing, one terrible thing.
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The grocer for whom Henry does odd jobs serves as evil incarnate, barely clothed in respectability: first glimpsed making vicious remarks to Henry about his customers' origins and physical defects, he is revealed to be an abusive parent and husband (Henry doesn't quite read the clues, but readers...| Read Full Review of Tunes for Bears to Dance To
Eleven-year-old Henry is largely on his own after his brother's death: his family has moved to a new city, his father has slipped into depression and his mother waitresses long hours to support the family.| Read Full Review of Tunes for Bears to Dance To
It is also a story of pure goodness versus the abuse of authority and power, and Henry's battle against unspeakable evil.Reviewed by Audrey Marie Danielson on April 1, 1994 Tunes for Bears to Dance Toby Robert Cormier View all » |Apr 01 1994 | Read Full Review of Tunes for Bears to Dance To
The boy's prejudiced employer tells Henry to destroy an art project created by an elderly Holocaust survivor, or else he will fire Henry and have his mother fired.Jan 01 1992 | Read Full Review of Tunes for Bears to Dance To
Henry must learn how to fight the evil man in this short but compelling morality tale.Jan 06 2015 | Read Full Review of Tunes for Bears to Dance To
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