Title: Spirit Bear
Author: Jennifer Harrington
Illustrator: Michael Arnott
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Number of Pages: 32
Synopsis: Spirit Bear is the story of Annuk, a young spirit bear cub happily growing up in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. Annuk learns what it means to be different when he discovers that he is white instead of black, like the rest of his family. He is a spirit bear, born with pure white fur from head to toe. One day, while testing his fishing skills, he slips and falls into the river and is swept downstream, far from the safety of his mother. Alone and lost, Annuk must make his way home through the many challenges and dangers of the rainforest. Along the way he is befriended by Kaya, a young sea wolf cub who knows the forest well, and helps him to escape the predators he encounters on his way back to his family. An entertaining story for kids of all ages!
Spirit Bear is the inspiring story of a very special bear who never gives up.
Annuk is a young cub born in the Great Bear Rainforest. Along with his mother and siblings Annuk discovers all that their habitat has to offer. While learning how to fish, Annuk realizes he is not a black bear like his mother, but instead white. She tells him that his is very special and is known to others as the spirit bear. But, before Annuk can experience life as a spirit bear he is swept away by the river's current. Will he ever see his family again?
Spirit Bear is such a beautiful story, one that teaches young children about the animals that inhabit the Rainforest in British Columbia. The story focuses on a very special white bear, known as the spirit bear and his quest to find his way home. I love how this story uses an exciting story line and amazing illustrations to engage young readers and teach them about the world around them.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of Spirit Bear. Available on Eco Books 4 Kids and Amazon.