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by Will Hobbs

Fourteen-year-old Cloyd was trouble. Trouble to himself and everyone else. He'd grown up without his parents, without schooling, half-wild and alone in remote Utah canyons. Sent by his tribe to a group home for Indian boys, his feeling of isolation turns to desperation - and even more trouble.

But high in the majestic mountains of Colorado where Cloyd is taken to live with an old rancher, he finds a small carved turquoise bear in an Indian burial cave. Secretly renaming himself Lone Bear, Cloyd calls upon the strength of his ancient ancestors - first to do battle with his own hostilities, but finally to discover the magic power of an old man's love, and the secrets of living in a world he has just begun to understand.

An IRA/CBC Teachers Choices bookNotable Children's Trade Book in the field of Social StudiesMountain & Plains Bookseller Association Children's Book Award

Download Bearstone (Avon Camelot Books) epub
ISBN: 0380712490
ISBN13: 978-0380712496
Category: Children
Subcategory: Geography & Cultures
Author: Will Hobbs
Language: English
Publisher: HarperColl (October 1, 1991)
Pages: 160 pages
ePUB size: 1300 kb
FB2 size: 1566 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 434
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I would recommend this book as a " coming of age" story, especially suited for boys who are interested in wilderness survival settings. In the story, a troubled Indian boy is placed, by his boarding school, with a lonesome old man for the summer vacation. The two characters change as the boy begins to understand and accept the responsibilities of manhood, and the man takes on the unfamiliar role of mentor. By the end of the book, the two have bonded in a reciprocal relationship, having learned to trust, love, and respect each other.The theme stresses the idea that facing troubles, instead of avoiding them, makes people stronger. Like the requirements of wilderness survival, the author is spare with details, giving readers only enough to clarify the characters' inner thoughts. The book is well written and interesting to read for upper elementary and middle school audiences.
This is a wonderful book for many ages. After reading Kokopelli's Flute by Will Hobbs I was so impressed I went looking for more. Bearstone is absolutely wonderful, refreshing, metaphoric and magical. The quality of Will Hobbs' characters and their sensitivities are extremely well written. I do not feel anyone (I am in my sixties) gets too old for a wonderful story about growing up.
iI ordered this book for my ten year old to use for an AR book for school. She enjoyed it so much she couldn't stop talking about it an urged me to read it. She was right. It is very well written and even for an adult is an enjoyable story.
It was very good and I loved it!! I usually don't like to read either!!! You should definitely buy this book!
Works as well as can be expected. Service was good. Everything works great. Would do business with them again.
To me it's pretty boring until the end where you understand what's going on.
So it doesn't make much sense until the end.
I use this book in my 7th grade classroom each year. The students tend to enjoy it until the book begins talking about mining. They do not really get the concept, and the book doesn't describe it in vivid detail. Other than that, the characters are likable and they change throughout the story, so it allows for multiple references to character traits and dynamic characters. Also, it is about a Native American teenager, so it helps meet standards dealing with multicultural literature.
I read this back in fourth grade really good book. Very simple and easy to read.