Journey of the Pale Bear
Journey of the Pale Bear
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Journey of the Pale Bear

Written by Susan Fletcher
Published by Margaret K McElderry Books
Prices as of Sep 29

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A runaway boy befriends a polar bear that’s being transported from Norway to London in this lyrical and timeless adventure story about freedom, captivity, and finding a family. The polar bear is a royal bear, a gift from the King of Norway to the King of England. The first time Arthur encounters the bear, he is shoved in her cage as payback for stealing food. Restless and deadly, the bear terrifies him. Yet, strangely, she doesn’t harm him—though she has attacked anyone else who comes near. That makes Arthur valuable to the doctor in charge of getting the bear safely to London. So Arthur, who has run away from home, finds himself taking care of a polar bear on a ship to England. Tasked with feeding and cleaning up after the bear, Arthur’s fears slowly lessen as he begins to feel a connection to this bear, who like him, has been cut off from her family. But the journey holds many dangers, and Arthur knows his own freedom—perhaps even his life—depends on keeping the bear from harm. When pirates attack and the ship founders, Arthur must make a choice—does he do everything he can to save himself, or does he help the bear to find freedom? Based on the real story of a polar bear that lived in the Tower of London, this timeless adventure story is also a touching account of the bond between a boy and a bear.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781534420779
    Publication Date
    October 2, 2018
    Page Count
    304
    Words Per Page
    162
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2017049316
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1534420770
    Lexile® Level
    790L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~S
    ATOS® Book Level
    5.6
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    8
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    198096
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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