Format: Audio Book (CD)
Dimensions: 5.12 × 5.51 × 0.79 in
Published: March 11, 2008
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 073936314X
ISBN - 13: 9780739363140
From the Publisher
Within Cole Matthews lies anger, rage, and hate. Cole has been
stealing and fighting for years. This time he caught Peter
Driscal in the parking lot and smashed his head against the
sidewalk. Now, Peter may have permanent brain damage-and Cole
is in the biggest trouble of his life.
Cole receives a one-year banishment to a remote Alaskan island.
There, he is mauled by a mysterious white bear of Native American
legend. Hideously injured, Cole waits for death. His
thoughts shift from anger to humility. To survive, he must stop
blaming others and take responsibility for his life. Rescuers
arrive to save Cole''s body, but it is the attack of the Spirit
Bear that may save his soul.
From the Jacket
Read by Lee Tergesen
Approx. 6 hours
When he brutally attacks a classmate his punishment is an
alternative path based on a Native American tradition called the
Circle Justice. Banished to a remote Alaskan island, Cole''s rage
and isolation lead him to another brazen attack. This time, his
intended victim is the Spirit Bear of Native American legend--and
the clumsy assault ends with Cole mauled nearly to death. Rescuers
arrive to save Cole''s life, but it is the attack of the Spirit
Bear that is the start of Cole''s long journey to accepting
responsibility for his life and saving his soul.
About the Author
Ben Mikaelsen won the International Reading
Association Award, the Western Writers of America Spur Award, and
many state Reader's Choice awards. Ben and his wife, Melanie, live
in a log cabin near Bozeman, Montana, with a 700-pound black bear
they have adopted and raised for the last seventeen years.