The bear: a novel

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A powerful suspense story narrated by a young girl who must fend for herself and her little brother after a brutal bear attack While camping with her family on a remote island, five-year-old Anna awakes in the night to the sound of her mother screaming. A rogue black bear, three hundred pounds of fury, is attacking the family's campsite -- and pouncing on her parents as prey.At her dying mother's faint urging, Anna manages to get her brother into the family's canoe and paddle away. But when the canoe runs aground on the edge of the woods, the sister and brother must battle hunger, the elements, and a wilderness alive with danger. Lost and completely alone, they find that their only hope resides in Anna's heartbreaking love for her family, and her struggle to be brave when nothing in her world seems safe anymore.This is a story with a small narrator and a big heart. Cameron gracefully plumbs Anna's young perspective on family, responsibility, and hope, charting both a tragically premature loss of innocence and a startling evolution as Anna reasons through the impossible situations that confront her. Lean and confident, and told in the innocent and honest voice of a five-year-old, THE BEAR is a transporting tale of loss -- but also a poignant and surprisingly funny adventure about love and the raw instincts that enable us to survive.
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9780316230124
9781629232775
9780316256094
031623012
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subject_facet Algonquin Provincial Park (Ont.) -- Fiction, Bear attacks -- Ontario -- Algonquin Provincial Park -- Fiction, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Camping -- Ontario -- Algonquin Provincial Park -- Fiction, Parents -- Death -- Fiction, Survival -- Ontario -- Algonquin Provincial Park -- Fiction
title_display The bear : a novel
title_full The Bear A Novel, The bear : a novel / Claire Cameron
title_short The bear :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Fiction, Literature, Suspense, Thriller