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Surviving Bear Island



by
Paul Greci

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Move Books
Imprint
Move
ISBN
9780985481094

Awards and Honors
Middle Grade Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction
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Disaster strikes while Tom and his father are kayaking in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, stranding Tom alone on a remote island with just a small emergency kit. Black-and-white map and illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

192

Trim Size

6" x 9"

Dewey

Fic

AR

5: points 9

Lexile

780L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

16

JLG Release

Jun 2015

Book Genres


Topics

Kayaking. Wilderness survival. Bears. Fathers and sons. Prince William Sound, Alaska. Death of a parent.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • A suspenseful tale of survival. Tension builds as additional details about Tom’s kayaking accident are slowly revealed in well-paced flashbacks and his situation becomes dire as months go by and colder weather approaches.
  • Tom is a strong protagonist. The first-person narrative is compelling, and Tom’s reflections on his relationship with his father and memories of his late mother add emotional complexity to the story.
  • Paul Greci writes with authority about Alaska’s Prince William Sound, capturing the beauty and brutality of the environment: “At the shore my stomach clenched when I saw the continuous white blanket in the high country. Snow had fallen and accumulated up there while it had rained at sea level. And the snow line was lower than I’d seen it. I hoped it wouldn’t get any lower, but I knew winter was closing in.”
  • The ending is satisfying, with a genuinely surprising yet believable reveal.

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • A suspenseful tale of survival. Tension builds as additional details about Tom’s kayaking accident are slowly revealed in well-paced flashbacks and his situation becomes dire as months go by and colder weather approaches.
  • Tom is a strong protagonist. The first-person narrative is compelling, and Tom’s reflections on his relationship with his father and memories of his late mother add emotional complexity to the story.
  • Paul Greci writes with authority about Alaska’s Prince William Sound, capturing the beauty and brutality of the environment: “At the shore my stomach clenched when I saw the continuous white blanket in the high country. Snow had fallen and accumulated up there while it had rained at sea level. And the snow line was lower than I’d seen it. I hoped it wouldn’t get any lower, but I knew winter was closing in.”
  • The ending is satisfying, with a genuinely surprising yet believable reveal.

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