Touching Spirit Bear by Ben MikaelsenTouching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

Touching Spirit Bear

byBen MikaelsenRead byLee Tergesen

Audio Book (CD) | March 11, 2008

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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.
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.
Title:Touching Spirit BearFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:6 × 5 × 1.15 inPublished:March 11, 2008Publisher:Penguin Random House Audio Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:073936314X

ISBN - 13:9780739363140

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read! I decided to purchase and read this book after hearing many great reviews from teachers. And I am glad I did! Full of emotion and a heart wrenching plot, you find yourself immediately connected to the main character, wanting to see the outcome to his life-changing journey. Many messages to be learned from this novel. I could not put this book down from start to finish. I will definitely be using this novel for future teachings.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing story Really enjoyed this book and I will be giving it to my grandson. I'm sure he will find it as good a story as I did.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lesson in learning I first came across this book in 2004, thought it looked interesting and was not disappointed. The description of how Circle of Justice works was new to me and I thought it was an excellent concept. Having led quite an active outdoor life in my twenties I could well relate to the conditions that Cole experienced in his year on the island and how he was able to eventually find himself through being at one with nature. Personally I loved it, and made sure that I looked out for further books by this author. I was delighted when the sequel was published. (As an adjunct to all of the above, after I had returned to the UK lent the book to three of my grandchildren, two of whom needed to learn to understand how to control some of their moods and feelings and I am pleased to say that the two in question admitted that the story gave them plenty of food for thought.)
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Changed My Life Honestly this bookchanged my life! I'm a sometimes angry person and this book was able to show me techniques throughout the story. It also has a great plotline and I just couldn't put it down!! I loved this book it is definitely worth 9$
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching Spirit Bear Loved this story! Decided to read it because my son was reading it for school, i can't believe i didn't read it sooner.
Date published: 2014-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from touching spirit bear!!! this is the best book i have ever read and really makes you want to change. and makes you really think. it is an awesome story and has some action in it. an other good book is sparrow hawk red, petey, ghost of spirit bear(second part of touching spirit bear), red midnight.
Date published: 2010-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible! Mikaelsen takes you on an incredible journey of the soul.His writing creates amazing pictures in your mind. It's one of those " can't put it down" books, took me 4 hours to read! A must read for anyone!
Date published: 2010-05-15