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Island of Shadows

by Erin Hunter

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Seekers is a story of four bears traveling through the cold north trying to get home. In the group, is one brown bear, one black bear, and two white bears. The story is about them learning to get along together while they all seek their dreams. It's also a story about believing in a higher power that will help them when times are tough.
  edwardcandler | Jan 18, 2017 |
I received this book thru first reads giveaway at goodreads and am not the targeted age group by more than 30 years.
I also have not read any of the author's other works. I am generally a fan of animal books (hence entering the goodreads giveaway).

Synopsis at this site accurate, so not redoing. I liked the book, writing, storyline and characters. I did have trouble getting into at first; but, then it picked up pace and engrossing enough to look forward to next entry in series. ( )
  Spurts | Oct 29, 2015 |
This is a great, fast paced read for upper elementary and early middle school. I'm not usually a fan of animal protagonist stories, but I like the perspective in this and the Hunter series. It's an amalgam of animal behavior translated into human language.

I like the ecology and environmental thread that runs through this series. Although the struggles are surreal in this story, they do mirror challenges that real bears are struggling with in their shrinking habitats.

An underlying theme that runs through the story is how bears from different backgrounds can work together and become so close that they seem unusual or foreign to their own kind. This presents several times between the two polar bears. One who has bonded with other types of bears and one who is just beginning to do so. The connections between the bears reflect human society, especially in youth.

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  Angelina-Justice | Feb 3, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061996343, Hardcover)

The journey home begins. . . .

Toklo, Kallik, and Lusa survived the perilous mission that brought them together, and now it’s time for them to find their way home. Kallik and Lusa are ready to be among their own kinds again, but Toklo, devastated by the loss of their companion Ujurak, feels hopeless and afraid of what’s to come.

When the group reaches a shadowy island covered in mountains and ice, Kallik is sure they’re almost back to the Frozen Sea. But a terrifying accident leads them into a maze of abandoned tunnels, unlike anything they’ve ever seen before—making them question their path once again.

The bears grow desperate for a sign to guide them, and when they meet a cub who has lost his whole family, Toklo believes the cub has been sent by Ujurak. But the others are unsure. Can they trust their new companion? Or could he be hiding something that will endanger them all?

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As the three bears, Toklo, Lusa, and Kallik, begin their journey home, they encounter new friends and dangerous enemies and must decide which they can trust to help them on their quest.

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