Touching Spirit Bear (Hardcover) - Mikaelsen, Ben

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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.After Coles anger erupts into violence, he agrees to a sentencing alternative based on the Native American Circle Justice, and is sent to a remote Alaskan island where an encounter with Spirit Bear changes his life. *Author: Mikaelsen, Ben *Publication Date: 2001/01/01 *Number of Pages: 241 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.75

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Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780380977444
SKU 30681348
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0380977443
Release Date 1/1/2001
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.75L x 1T
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"Mikaelsen's portrayal of this angry, manipulative, damaged teen is dead on."
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Editors Note Within Cole Matthews lie anger, rage and hate. Cole has been stealing and fighting for years. This time he caught Alex Driscal in the, parking lot and smashed his head against the sidewalk. Now, Alex may have permanent brain damage'and Cole is in the Biggest trouble of his life.Cole is offered Circle Justice: a system based on Native American traditions that attempts to provide healing for the criminal offender, the victim and the, community. With prison as his only alternative, Cole plays along. He says he wants to repent, but in his heart Cole blames his alcoholic mom his, abusive dad, wimpy Alex -- everyone but himself -- for his situation.Cole receives a one-year banishment to a remote Alaskan island. There, he is mauled by Mysterious white bear of Native American legend. Hideously injured, Cole waits for his death His thoughts shift from from Anger to humility. To survive, he must stop blaming others and take responsibility for his life. Rescuers arrive to save Cole's but it is the attack of the Spirit Bear that may save his soul. Ben Mikaelsen paints a vivid picture of a juvenile offender, examining the roots without absolving solving 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
Annotation Cole Mattews has been violent and destructive for most of his 15 years, but when his beating of Peter Driscal results in brain damage, Cole is forced to face the consequences. Sent to an island in the harsh climes of Alaska, he must fend for himself for a year. Initially thinking that he can escape the island, the troubled teen is set upon by a giant white bear. This savage attack is the beginning of Cole's transformation from a brutal, angry boy into a sensitive, changed individual.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 08
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers

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