Grandbear (also known as Lev Ropes) is a Jeffco Spellbinder who serves as a volunteer storyteller in the public schools of Jefferson County, Colorado. Currently, he is the resident storyteller for the third grade at Mitchell Elementary schools in Golden, Colorado and the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades at Shelton Elementary.

"We absolutely love 'our' Grandbear and his wonderful stories. He has presented all of us with another way of looking at nature."
Heidi Juran, third grade teacher

The center of Grandbear's stories are the animals who live in and around the Blue Heron Ranch in northern Montana, which is owned by Grandbear's cousin, Chris. Coyote is a central character who sometimes comes to dinner to tell his stories. More...

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