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The Great Bear: The Misewa Saga, Book 2

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Thrilling, heartfelt adventure adds time travel to the mix.

The Great Bear book cover, with huge bear, two kids, and a warrior squirrel

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David A. Robertson adds time travel to the mix in Book 2 of his heart-filled, exciting story of two Cree kids in the Canadian foster system who find a portal to a fantasy world. Here much of the story revolves around The Great Bear -- who, in Book 1, 20 years in the future, is a beloved friend, but here is a villain who's scaring his neighbors, destroying their homes, and stealing their food. Adventures are nonstop, characters are complex and engaging, and there's the occasional show-stopping scene, as when Morgan, Eli, and Morgan's BFF Emily face down a pack of bullying middle-schoolers. A terrifying cliffhanger ending leaves the reader very anxious for Book 3.

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