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It starts with a chase. When Spencer Plain is pulled out of school in the middle of the day, he never expects to be speeding down the highway with his uncle, trying to outpace the car that's tailing them. And he certainly never thought he'd find himself fleeing from a bear through the woods.
And when he hears the bear say "We've been expecting you," Spencer knows he's just uncovered a whole world he'd never imagined. He's brought to Bearhaven, a secret oasis his parents created for bears.
But there are depths to Bearhaven that Spencer and his new bear cub friend, Kate, start to uncover. Spencer finds out he's been there before, even if he can't remember. He also stumbles into a rescue mission being planned, to save a bear in danger. He knows he can help, and he's desperate to find clues to his parents' whereabouts, so he and Kate decide to take matters into their own hands - even if they discover a secret that could threaten Bearhaven's future!
About the Author
K.E. Rocha received an MFA from New York University and served as the Starworks Fellow at Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital, providing pediatric patients with bedside Creative Writing instruction. She creates, writes, and story develops for Egg in the Hole Productions, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Secrets of Bearhaven is a delight! As a professional working with school aged children I will occasionally read a new book that looks interesting. Bearhaven really delivered and it was a pleasure to read. I think all the kids will be talking about this book before long. The story is accessible for children but also entertaining enough for adults and parents. Can't wait for the next book in this series!
A fast paced, page turning adventure books for boys and girls. The main character is 11-year-old Spencer, and his best friend in Bearhaven is Kate, a cub. The vocabulary is accessible, and the pacing is fast, and the reader is drawn into a new, imaginative world where bears and humans can communicate with the use of a translating device. The bears speak a secret language, and the words are in the book (and more on the website). Kids can imagine what the world would be like if only humans and animals could work together.