I am wondering if anyone has an opinion, especially someone from the
Penobscot nation, about the book _The Year of the Bear_ by Douglas J.
Lanzo. It looks interesting, but want to be sure the characters are
respectful and authentic.
Thirteen-year-old Jason is on the cusp of manhood, striving to find his
place at school and at home-especially after his mother has abandoned them
and his father is left to deal with his own anger. When Jason and his
father encounter a bear while out hunting, they shoot and kill it, not
realizing that they have left a cub without its mother. When Sasquot of the
Penobscot Tribe, a part of the Bear Family, discovers what they have done,
he decides that Jason needs a lesson in caring for God's creatures. Thus
begins a year that Jason will never forget as he begins to care and train
the cub in order for it to survive. As Jason forms a bond with the bear,
he, in turn, learns valuable lessons for life.
Thanks for your opinions.