The Bear

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The Bear
240 pages

The Can't-Put-Down Adventure

When Anna's mother and father are attacked by a black bear on the family camping trip, the 5-year-old girl and her baby sister hide in a metal cooler. They emerge a day or two later—safe, but alone in the wilderness. The two girls' struggle to survive and find a way home make for heart-pounding action, but it's Anna's heroics—and her naïve, imaginative perspective—that keep you glued to the page. A tender, terrifying, poignant ride. Hang on.
— Leigh Newman