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The Bear

A Novel

By Claire Cameron, 1973-

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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2014

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Format: Book
Author: Cameron, Claire, 1973-
Summary: "A powerfully suspenseful 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, 300 pounds of fury, is attacking the family's campsite, 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 dumps the two children on the edge of the woods, and the sister and brother must battle hunger, the elements, and a dangerous wilderness, we see Anna's heartbreaking love for her family--and her struggle to be brave when nothing in her world seems safe anymore. Told in the honest, raw voice of five-year-old Anna, this is a riveting story of love, courage, and survival"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The bear : a novel / Claire Cameron.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Subject: Bear attacks -- Ontario -- Algonquin Provincial Park -- Fiction. Parents -- Death -- Fiction. Camping -- Ontario -- Algonquin Provincial Park -- Fiction. Brothers and sisters -- Fiction. Survival -- Ontario -- Algonquin Provincial Park -- Fiction. Algonquin Provincial Park (Ont.) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780316230124 (hardback) 031623012X (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Cameron
Oclc: 869381848
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Bib Id: 494525

Format: Book
Author: Cameron, Claire, 1973-
Summary: "A powerfully suspenseful 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, 300 pounds of fury, is attacking the family's campsite, 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 dumps the two children on the edge of the woods, and the sister and brother must battle hunger, the elements, and a dangerous wilderness, we see Anna's heartbreaking love for her family--and her struggle to be brave when nothing in her world seems safe anymore. Told in the honest, raw voice of five-year-old Anna, this is a riveting story of love, courage, and survival"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The bear : a novel / Claire Cameron.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Description: xiii, 221 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Bear attacks -- Ontario -- Algonquin Provincial Park -- Fiction.
Subjects: Parents -- Death -- Fiction.
Subjects: Camping -- Ontario -- Algonquin Provincial Park -- Fiction.
Subjects: Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Subjects: Survival -- Ontario -- Algonquin Provincial Park -- Fiction.
Subjects: Algonquin Provincial Park (Ont.) -- Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
LCCN: 2013038910
ISBN: 9780316230124 (hardback)
ISBN: 031623012X (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Cameron