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Touching Spirit Bear

Mikaelsen, Ben (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.
Authors: Mikaelsen, Ben, 1952-
Title: Touching Spirit Bear
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 241 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.
Audience: Grs 5 up.
670
Local Note: Accelerated Reader AR 53 10090
Reading Counts RC 54 10140
ISBN: 0060291494
038080560X
9780380805600
0380977443
9780380977444
9780060291495
0060734000
9780060734008
Branch Call Number: YA FICTION MIKAEL- SEN
Statement of Responsibility: Ben Mikaelsen
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 9.0 Quiz: 45132.
Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.4 14.0 Quiz: 24247 Guided reading level: Y.
Subject Headings: Juvenile delinquents Rehabilitation Fiction. Anger Fiction. Forgiveness Fiction. Child abuse Fiction. Tlingit Indians Fiction. Indians of North America Alaska Fiction. Juvenile delinquents Rehabilitation Juvenile fiction. Anger Juvenile fiction. Forgiveness Juvenile fiction. Child abuse Juvenile fiction. Tlingit Indians Juvenile fiction. Indians of North America Alaska Juvenile fiction. Alaska Fiction. Alaska Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Juvenile delinquents
Anger
Forgiveness
Child abuse
Tlingit Indians
Indians of North America
Juvenile delinquents
Anger
Forgiveness
Child abuse
Tlingit Indians
Indians of North America
LCCN: 00040702
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Jul 06, 2014
  • ottawalib rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I read this for a book assignement and I wasn't too sure about it at first, but it turned out to be really good! (It is a bit violent though.)

Jun 12, 2014
  • KiraNelson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

it is a love hate relationship in this book

May 27, 2014
  • blue_bear_1243 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i loved when cole got mallued by the bear

May 05, 2014
  • Leo1Knight rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ghost of Spirit Bear is good too.

Feb 17, 2014
  • lilyofthevalley3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was amazing! Emotional on many different levels. Appealing to young adults and adults alike. You must read!

this is the best book I've read and I'm
not a big reader. I loved it!

This novel was great escape, it really helped me look at the big picture!

This book was amazing, I read it in my Grade 7 class for library and it was the the best book. Other than End Of Days by Eric Walters, but I would really recommend a read here because the story is very inspirational (in ways). This was an Epic Novel!

'Touching Spirit Bear' is incredible. It made me really reflect on my life and THINK. In my opinion, everyone should read this fantastic novel.

Jul 30, 2012
  • AtomicSpatula rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Probably one of the best books I have ever read, this book just has great writing, an interesting perpesctive, and a great ending. At first, it was a bit rough, but it got interesting quickly, making this book an unique read.

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Dec 17, 2012
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Mar 16, 2012
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Jul 17, 2014
  • sithier rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I think this book is very inspirational. How it goes from a stubborn boy who thinks no one loves him so he expresses how he feels by misbehaving then gets punished and heals and forgives then he understands as he realizes who he was, who he is, and who he wants to become.

Jul 06, 2014
  • ottawalib rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

15 year old Cole Mathews is a trouble maker. So, as his punishment he is banished on an island where his adventure starts and changes him.

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: Yes there are many scenes in the book involving blood. Also some disgusting scenes like the part where Cole eats insects and 'other' stuff.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: there are some intence scences like becoming mauled by a bear, so not for people who squirm around blood.

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Jul 06, 2014
  • ottawalib rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Try manipulating a storm or lying to your hunger. Try cheating the cold.

"But I saw one," Peter insisted. "Will anyone believe us?"
"It doesn't matter what other people think and believe,"
Cole said. "It's what you believe.That's what's important."

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