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Night of the Black Bear (Mysteries in Our National Parks, Bk 13)
Night of the Black Bear - Mysteries in Our National Parks, Bk 13 Author:Gloria Skurzynski, Alane Ferguson Something very strange is going on in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A teenage girl is the latest victim in a growing number of bear attacks. Officials must figure out what's causing the bizarre bear behavior or close the park. Can the Landons help? — Soon Jack and Ashley are searching for answers with their new friends Yonah Firekiller... more », a 16-year-old Cherokee boy, and 14-year-old Merle Chapman, whose family once lived on park land. But a heated argument over ancestral land rights puts the Landon kids in the middle of a clash of cultures. Tensions mount when Merle is caught in a lie -- a lie that leads straight to the heart-pounding solution.
This breathtaking new adventure features an afterword by a park naturalist on black bear behavior and the problems caused by tourists feeding wildlife. Night of the Black Bear is a fast-paced narrative treat filled with vivid descriptions of the natural, scientific, and cultural phenomena of Great Smoky Mountains National Park; a page-turner that will put this popular National Park high on the vacation wish-list of all young readers.« less