Rockford author releases charming kids’ book

The Cider House Bears written by Rockford resident Douglas Nolan

Staff Report

Rockford author Douglas Nolan recently celebrated the nationwide release of his new children’s book, The Cider House Bears.

In the story, Grizzly’s owner thought he was just like any other stuffed bear, until strange things started happening. Soon, he found himself caught up in a great adventure as he and Grizzly combed the world for Grizzly’s family.

Young readers learn if they will find everyone from wise old Papa Bear to little Baby Bear, and if Grizzly’s family members will all be as special as he is in this captivating book.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

This is also an eLIVE title, meaning each book contains a code redeemable for a free audio book version from

Nolan resides in Rockford. The book was inspired by a very special bear he received, and he knows that with the right amount of imagination, every bear is special.

From the Dec. 28, 2011-Jan. 3, 2012, issue

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