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The Last Wilderness (Seekers Series #4)

The Last Wilderness (Seekers Series #4)

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by Erin Hunter
     
 

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Is this the journey's end . . . or just the beginning?

Grizzly bear Toklo, polar bear Kallik, black bear Lusa, and their shape-shifting guide Ujurak have finally reached the Last Great Wilderness, the legendary place they've been searching for. But is this really where they're meant to be? One by one the bears begin to grow apart: Toklo feels the urge to hunt

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Is this the journey's end . . . or just the beginning?

Grizzly bear Toklo, polar bear Kallik, black bear Lusa, and their shape-shifting guide Ujurak have finally reached the Last Great Wilderness, the legendary place they've been searching for. But is this really where they're meant to be? One by one the bears begin to grow apart: Toklo feels the urge to hunt and mark his territory, while Kallik feels the pull of the ice within her. Only Lusa fears the day when her friends will leave her to follow their own paths. When disaster strikes, the bears are forced to leave the sanctuary and enter flat-face territory—or risk losing one of their own. Now their journey's end seems farther away than ever, as a new path spreads out before them.

Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
“These stories will be welcomed by the Warriors series’ many fans.”
VOYA - Pam Carlson
Having reached the Last Great Wilderness, Urujak, Toklo, Kallik, and Lusa believe their quest to find a home free of flatfaces is over. Instead, Urujak is forced to transform himself into human form after an accident leaves him near death. The flatface healer is kind, but he and his friends are no match for greedy politicians who want to develop the land and take the oil. Urujak is kid/bearnapped to a hospital where he can receive "proper" treatment. His friends follow as best they can, attempting to avoid both humans and the sticky, stinky oil that is apparently spilling across the ground just waiting to be absorbed into their fur. Exhausted and hungry but reunited, the four brace themselves for the next part of their journey—across the ice into Kallik's territory. Will they stay together? Will they ever find home? With new challenges coming, it's beginning to seem doubtful. The narration often reflects the energy level of the bears, dragging or moving briskly. Human characters are stereotyped as wise and understanding or mean and rotten. The tracking ability of the bears is a bit unbelievable, along with their uncanny avoidance of capture, but fans of the Seekers series won't mind the predictability that they will overcome all obstacles. Reviewer: Pam Carlson
Children's Literature - Allison Fetters
When four bears—Ujurak, Lusa, Toklo, and Kallik—form an uncommon friendship, their shared journey reveals their many different facets. Although they have their own individual longings and innate desires in terms of their destinies, they look to the needs of each other before acting on their own wants. Ujurak teaches them the importance of following the internal voice that guides an individual. Through Lusa, they learn of determination and tenacity. Toklo provides protection and the spirit of a watchful big-brother. Kallik displays maturity and stability reminding the young ones to be cautious. The book's environmental message speaks loudly and serves as a much-needed reminder of the damage humankind is capable of inflicting on Mother Earth. The bears' discovery of the flat-faced world shows progress being made to the detriment of the planet's inhabitants. This enjoyable read with a message speaks to the heart and consciousness of the reader. Reviewer: Allison Fetters

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060871338
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Series:
Seekers Series, #4
Pages:
265
Sales rank:
40,316
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. As well as having great respect for nature in all its forms, Erin enjoys creating rich mythical explanations for animal behavior. She is also the author of the bestselling Seekers and Survivors series.

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