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Moon Bear

Author: Lewis  GILL
Publisher: Atheneum
Subject/Category:  3-5
Year Reviewed:: 2016
ISBN: 9781481400947
Review: Ongoing heart-wrenching conditions in eastern Asia, both for its citizens and its endangered wildlife, provide backdrop to this gripping story of hope, compassion, and courage. Relocated from their mountain village home because the government is building a road, Tam's family is lured to a larger village by the prospects of modern amenities. When a leftover land mine kills his father, Tam must go hundreds of miles away to the city to work and support his family. Then his gruesome job lands him face to face with a rare moon bear, convincing him that he and this endangered animal must escape.

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