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Wiz (likely Craig Virden) writes with what sounds like a second round of comments on a typescript of Tunes for Bears to Dance To. He speaks at length on the village destruction scene and the role and impact of Henry's father. He also mentions…

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This three-page marked typescript of Chapter 16 of Tunes for Bears to Dance To includes pencilled line edits. In the chapter, Henry has a nightmare about smashing the village and his mother tries to comfort him.

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In this one-page, typed letter dated April 26, 1996, Robert Cormier responds to Florida teacher, Concetta T. Lee. He explains that Hairston is a non-ethnic name that coveys ugliness yet is not a name anyone local might think is theirs. He describes…

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Robert Cormier's response to Dr. Peter Hasenberg of 14 Nov. 1997 thanks him for the award from the German Catholic community for his book Tunes for Bears to Dance To.

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In his 22 March 1998 response to Khaled Khalaf's letter, Robert Cormier shares where he got ideas for characters in his book Tunes for Bears to Dance To.

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High school freshman, Khaled Khalaf wrote this handwritten, undated, two-page letter to Robert Cormier from Houston, Texas. He writes that he has read Tunes for Bears to Dance To, and found it enthralling as it took him "to another world." He asked…

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In this brief, half-page letter of reply to Justin, Robert Cormier appears to address Justin's questions that may have been posed in his letter to Cormier about Tunes for Bears to Dance To and After the First Death. Cormier relates his purposes in…

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This May 7, 2000, one-page letter by Robert Cormier to Jason Campbell at the American School in Dubai, appears to address questions about where he gets his ideas for writing. Referenced are Tunes for Bears to Dance To and Tenderness. For Tunes,…

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In this one-page word processed letter by Jared Turgeon's to Robert Cormier dated 18 October 2000, he asks Cormier about his use of "symbol titles." He references specifically Tunes for Bears to Dance To. Then, he shares that he did something similar…

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This typed two-page letter by Robert Cormier dated 9 Dec 1991 to "Craig" is written line-by-line responses to Craig's editorial questions concerning a draft of Tunes for Bears to Dance To.

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This two-page, typed letter from Florida teacher, Concetta T. Lee, dated April 16, 1996, asks Robert Cormier about Tunes for Bears to Dance To. She undertook a rather extensive search of YA novels to find one that fit her criteria. She asks about Mr.…

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Robert Cormier's letter to Betsy Larsen, answered only three weeks after her letter was written, thanks her for writing. In it he explains one detail she picked up on: the fallen hammer in Tunes for Bears to Dance To. He gives her a glimpse into his…

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In this short, well-written typed letter dated January 4, 1996, Betsy Larsen, a high school senior, from Ottawa, Kansas, shares her enthusiasm for Tunes for Bears to Dance To with Robert Cormier. She expressed that she enjoyed its depth, brevity, and…

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In this brief, but appreciative letter, Robert Cormier thanks Amanda for writing, expresses satisfaction that she has transformed herself into a reader, and offers an explanation for the title Tunes for Bears to Dance To, about which she inquired in…

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Amanda Goetz, when she wrote this typewritten letter to Robert Cormier, was a freshman in high school. In this honest and well-written piece of correspondence, she attributes Cormier's novels as the factor that brought her back to reading. She…
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