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Free eBook Friday: Burly and Grum and the Secret City


Burly and Grum and the Secret City (A Burly and Grum Tale)

Burlington Bear, Grum the groblin and Max are best friends. Burly and Grum show Max a secret city in the middle of the forest but hunters are tracking them down. They knock out Burly, capture Max and want to turn the Secret City into a tourist attraction. Throw in some big cats, Grum\’s mother and brothers, Mike the Angel, a deer and a few ducks and the day becomes very exciting!Burly Bear\

Burly is the conscience and rational, responsible one. Grum, as the name is short for, is the grumpy one. And then there\’s happy-go-lucky Max, the adventurous one. The three are about to undertake an adventure that leads them all to peril…

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 280 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005E90GQ0

REVIEWS: This book is the second in a series, but I didn\’t read the first and still found it fully functional as a stand alone. It is imaginative, full of whit and charm, and will make any child smile and wish they could have such adventures. After all, who hasn\’t wished that they could stumble upon an abandoned city in the woods?

The illustrations are terrific. They add to the story, and are well done. The story is easy going and subtle in the peril, but still make the reader jump and sit on the edge of their seat. Additionally, the Christian themes make it one that is good for young children without being too preachy.

In short, I love it. Its innocence makes it ideal to be read to younger readers (it\’s not too long – maybe 40 pages) or a good one for beginner chapter book readers. My son is 11, and I know he\’ll have a good time reading it, too.

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Something To Do: Homemade Gummy Bears

Make your own Burly Bears! I found a great recipe and tutorial over ay Skip To My Lou. To read the article in it\’s entirety go HERE.Homemade Gummy Bears\


  • 1 -3 oz box of flavored gelatin
  • 2 – 1/4 oz  packages of unflavored gelatin,
  • water
  • candy molds.

Place 1/3 cup water in a small sauce pan. Sprinkle the Jello and  unflavored gelatin over the water. Let sit 5 – 10 minutes. (If you like chewier gummi candy add in another packet of unflavored gelatin.)

Place sauce pan over medium heat and stir until gelatin is dissolved, about 2-5 minutes. When mixture is liquid and all gelatin has dissolved, remove from heat.  Let cool a minute and then pour into a container that is easy to pour from.  I use a small ceramic creamer pitcher.

Fill molds. Allow to cool completely, about 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Homemade gummy bears\

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