Will the attack of the Spirit Bear destroy Cole's life or save his soul?
Cole Matthews has been fighting, stealing, and raising hell for years. So his punishment for beating Peter Driscal senseless is harsh. Given a choice between prison and Native American Circle Justice, Cole chooses Circle Justice: He'll spend one year in complete isolation on a remote Alaskan island. In the first days of his banishment, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and nearly dies. Now there's no one left to save Cole, but Cole himself.
"[Cole's] solitary life on the island is just the ticket for Paulsen fans, who will appreciate the survival story."--The Bulletin
"Mikaelsen paints a realistic portrait of an unlikable young punk."--Kirkus Reviews
"[Cole's story] will fascinate young and old, and have everyone waiting for the sequel."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"An excellent companion to Gary Paulsen's Hatchet and Allan Eckert's Incident at Hawk's Hill."--ALA Booklist
"Mikaelsen's portrayal of this angry, manipulative, damaged teen is dead on."--School Library Journal (starred review)
Series: Spirit Bear
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.2 x 10.7 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.15