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Beardance
Will Hobbs.
New York : Avon Books, 1995.
197 p. : map ; 20 cm.

Annotations:

While accompanying an elderly rancher on a trip into the San Juan Mountains, Cloyd, a Ute Indian boy, tries to help two orphaned grizzly cubs survive the winter and, at the same time, completes his spirit mission. Sequel to "Bearstone."

Reading Measurement Programs:


Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
Lexile Measure 890

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Title Point Value 11
Lexile Measure 890

Reviews:

Sandra Gjelde (Children's Literature)
It's an action packed story of Cloyd Atcitty, the "Yuta Coyote," as he sets out on a spiritual and pragmatic quest to save grizzly bears from extinction. Befriended by an old miner, Cloyd finds himself accompanying his elderly friend in a search for a cache of Spanish gold. As they begin their search they are coincidentally told by an adversarial hunter/trapper of the existence of a grizzly bear sow and her three cubs, believed to be the last of the grizzlies in Colorado. Hobbs has successfully combined the perspectives of a Native American youth, environmental concerns, geography, and history in this fast paced and informative adventure story. An American Library Association Best Book. 1993, Atheneum Publishers, $16.00 and $4.50. Ages 12 up.

Claire Rosser (KLIATT Review, May 1995 (Vol. 29, No. 3))
This ALA Best Book for YAs is the sequel to Bearstone. The protagonist is a Ute Indian teenager named Cloyd, and this story is about his protection of two orphaned bear cubs. The book is aimed at 8--12 year-old readers, judging by the cover and size of print (and the Camelot imprint), but it does fill a niche for reluctant readers in the younger YA categories. Category: Fiction. KLIATT Codes: J--Recommended for junior high school students. 1993, Avon/Camelot, 197p. 20cm. 92-44874., $3.99. Ages 12 to 15.

Series:

An Avon Camelot book

Subjects:

Ute Indians--Fiction.
Indians of North America--Colorado--Fiction.
Grizzly bear--Fiction.
Bears--Fiction.

Uniform Title:

Bear dance.
LanguageCall NumberLCCNDewey DecimalISBN/ISSN
English (eng)
17000872 F Hob
0380723174
9780380723171
9780380723171
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