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Rescue Josh McGuire

Rescue Josh McGuire

by Ben Mikaelsen
Ever since Josh's older brother died, his father has been drinking too much and taking his anger out on Josh. But when he orphans a bear cub on a hunting trip, it's more than Josh can stand. Josh insists on bringing the defenseless cub home, only to find out he must surrender it to game officials. Knowing the cub will be given to researchers, Josh makes a defiant choice. Taking only his brother's motorcycle, the cub, and his dog, Josh runs away to the mountains, vowing to stay until the hunting laws are changed. But the mountains hold unexpected menace, and Josh's bid for justice soon becomes a battle to survive...
Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
5.3
Lexile Measure
680L
Publisher
Tandem Library
Genre
Adventure, Drama

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Ben Mikaelsen Ben Mikaelsen's works include Rescue Josh McGuire, Sparrow Hawk Red, and Touching Spirit Bear. He lives in a log cabin near Bozeman, Montana with a 700-pound black bear that he adopted and has raised for over twenty years.

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