Touching Spirit Bear

Touching Spirit Bear
Title Touching Spirit Bear PDF eBook
Author Ben Mikaelsen
Publisher Harper Collins
Pages 324
Release 2010-04-20
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0062009680

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In his Nautilus Award-winning classic Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a powerful coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life. After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, mischief-maker Cole Matthews is in major trouble. But instead of jail time, Cole is given another option: attend Circle Justice, an alternative program that sends juvenile offenders to a remote Alaskan Island to focus on changing their ways. Desperate to avoid prison, Cole fakes humility and agrees to go. While there, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead. Thoughts of his abusive parents, helpless Peter, and his own anger cause him to examine his actions and seek redemption—from the spirit bear that attacked him, from his victims, and, most importantly, from himself. Ben Mikaelsen paints a vivid picture of a juvenile offender, examining the roots of his anger without absolving him of responsibility for his actions, and questioning a society in which angry people make victims of their peers and communities. Touching Spirit Bear is a poignant testimonial to the power of a pain that can destroy, or lead to healing. A strong choice for independent reading, sharing in the classroom, homeschooling, and book groups.




Ghost of Spirit Bear

Ghost of Spirit Bear
Title Ghost of Spirit Bear PDF eBook
Author Ben Mikaelsen
Publisher Harper Collins
Pages 156
Release 2011-03-29
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0062033638

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In award-winning author Ben Mikaelsen’s riveting sequel to the acclaimed word-of-mouth bestseller Touching Spirit Bear, readers will be captivated by what Booklist calls a “hugely satisfying resolution.” Life in the wilderness—exiled from civilization as a punishment for his violent behavior—had its own set of hurdles, but for fifteen-year-old Cole Matthews, it's returning home and facing high school that feels most daunting. With gangs and physical altercations haunting the hallways of their school, Cole and his former victim Peter—who Cole has now become friends with—must face it all together. So when Peter’s limp and speech impediment make him a natural target for bullies, Cole’s suppressed rage comes bubbling to the surface a lot quicker than he anticipated. Will he throw everything away that he learned on the healing, remote Alaskan island? In this tale of survival and self-awareness, Cole realizes it's not enough to change himself. He has to change his world.




Bear

Bear
Title Bear PDF eBook
Author Paul Nicklen
Publisher National Geographic Books
Pages 212
Release 2013
Genre Nature
ISBN 1426211767

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Photography and personal accounts by environmentalists offer insight into the endangered realm of North America's bears, sharing coverage of a variety of species to challenge popular myths and explore their threatened ecosystems.




Stranded

Stranded
Title Stranded PDF eBook
Author Ben Mikaelsen
Publisher Turtleback Books
Pages 0
Release 1996-04-18
Genre
ISBN 9780613001960

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12-year-old Koby, who has lost a foot in an accident, sees a chance to prove her self-reliance to her parents when she tries to rescue two stranded pilot whales near her home in the Florida Keys




Petey

Petey
Title Petey PDF eBook
Author Ben Mikaelsen
Publisher Turtleback Books
Pages 0
Release 2000-04
Genre Cerebral palsy
ISBN 9780613150729

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In 1922 Petey, who has cerebral palsy, is misdiagnosed as an idiot and institutionalized; 60 years later, still in the institution, he befriends a boy and shares with him the joy of life. An ALA Best Book For Young Adults for 1999.




Spirit Bear

Spirit Bear
Title Spirit Bear PDF eBook
Author Charles Russell
Publisher
Pages 152
Release 2017-05-06
Genre Black bear
ISBN 9781487002091

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A classic work of Canadian nature and wildlife -- updated and reissued with a new design and Afterword by the author.




Grizzly Heart

Grizzly Heart
Title Grizzly Heart PDF eBook
Author Charlie Russell
Publisher Vintage Canada
Pages 370
Release 2011-05-18
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0307371026

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An absorbing first-hand account of living with bears, from the acclaimed author of The Spirit Bear. To many people, grizzlies are symbols of power and ferocity -- creatures to be feared and, too often, killed. But Charlie Russell, who has had a forty-year relationship with bears, holds the controversial belief that it is possible to live with and truly understand bears in the wild. And for five years now, Russell and his partner, artist and photographer Maureen Enns, have spent summers on the Kamchatka peninsula, located on the northeast coast of Russia, and home of the densest population of brown bears in the world. Grizzly Heart tells the remarkable story of how Russell and Enns have defied the preconceptions of wildlife officials and the general public by living unthreatened -- and respected -- among the grizzlies of Kamchatka. In an honest and immediate style, Russell tells of the trials and successes of their years in the field, from convincing Russian officials to allow them to study, to adopting three bear cubs left orphaned when their mother was killed by a hunter (and teaching these cubs how to survive in the wild), to raising environmental awareness through art. Through a combination of careful study and personal dedication, Russell and Enns are persuading people to reconsider the age-old image of the grizzly bear as a ferocious man-eater and perpetual threat. Through their actions, they demonstrate that it is possible to forge a mutually respectful relationship with these majestic giants, and provide compelling reasons for altering our culture. "We have been able to live beautifully with these animals, with no serious threat, because of what we've learned. Hopefully, sharing what we learn will help people -- and be a big help to our bears, too."