Beardance

Author Hobbs, Will.
Language English
Publisher
New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2004




Annotation:

This video shows how several Ute Indians anticipate and prepare for the Bear Dance, one of the most immportant and enjoyable events of the year.



Subjects :

  • Ute Indians
  • Juvenile fiction
  • Grizzly bear
  • Fiction
  • Dances
  • Indians of North America
  • Bears
  • Social life and customs

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Best Books :

  • Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Twelfth Edition, 1995 National Council of Teachers of English
  • Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 H.W. Wilson
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1994 American Library Association

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 1997; Nominee Colorado
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 1996; Nominee Wyoming
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 1995; Nominee Kentucky
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 1997; Nominee Illinois
  • South Carolina Junior Book Award, 1996; Nominee South Carolina
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award, 1995-1996; Master List Kansas

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Reading Measurement Programs:


0689870728
Aladdin Paperbacks (New York:) 2004.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points 8

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 11


999999
Atheneum; (New York:) 1993.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points 8

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 11


0380723174
Avon Books (New York:) 1995.

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 890
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 6
Accelerated Reader Points 11

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Reviews :

Janice Del Negro (Booklist, Nov. 15, 1993 (Vol. 90, No. 6))
While prospecting for gold, Cloyd Atcity meets the woman Ursa, who is searching for the last grizzlies in Colorado. With Cloyd's help, she finds them--a mother bear and three cubs. When the mother and one cub are killed in an accident, Cloyd remains behind to ensure the survival of the remaining two cubs through the winter. A member of the Ute Indian nation, he has always felt an affinity to the bear, especially since experiencing the traditional bear dance the year before. Cloyd's decision to stay in the isolated mountain area is a dangerous one, and he and the cubs face natural disasters as well as those engineered by humans. This combination of spiritual quest and adventure story has a likable main character and, after the discovery of the cubs, an escalating plot that should make it an easy booktalk. It is also a book that will appeal across gender lines. Category: Older Readers. 1993, Atheneum, $14.95. Gr. 7-12.
(PUBLISHER: Atheneum;Maxwell Macmillan Canada;Maxwell Macmilan International (New York:) (Toronto:) (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1993.)

Sandra Gjelde (Children's Literature)
It's an action packed story of Cloyd Atcitty, the "Yuta Coyote," as he sets out on a spiritual and pragmatic quest to save grizzly bears from extinction. Befriended by an old miner, Cloyd finds himself accompanying his elderly friend in a search for a cache of Spanish gold. As they begin their search they are coincidentally told by an adversarial hunter/trapper of the existence of a grizzly bear sow and her three cubs, believed to be the last of the grizzlies in Colorado. Hobbs has successfully combined the perspectives of a Native American youth, environmental concerns, geography, and history in this fast paced and informative adventure story. An American Library Association Best Book. 1993, Atheneum Publishers, $16.00 and $4.50. Ages 12 up.
(PUBLISHER: Atheneum;Maxwell Macmillan Canada;Maxwell Macmilan International (New York:) (Toronto:) (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1993.)

Kirkus (Kirkus Reviews, 1993)
Ute teenager Cloyd Atcitty undertakes a spirit journey while caring for the last two grizzly cubs in the Colorado wilderness. Still smarting from his part in the death of the great bear in Bearstone (1989), Cloyd heads for the hills with old prospector Walter Landis, searching for a fabled gold mine. Hearing a rumor of another grizzly sighting, Cloyd excitedly goes off on his own; with the help of a naturalist who calls herself "Ursa" and fills him with bear lore, he finds a female and three cubs. Tragedy strikes when the mother and one cub die in an avalanche; to keep game wardens from removing the survivors to captivity, Cloyd dons the mother's pelt and lures the cubs deeper into the wild. Teaching them to survive and prepare for hibernation becomes a grueling rite of passage, but Cloyd gets through, finding food, shelter, and even the gold mine thanks to helpers both human and visionary. With a sturdy conservation message, a survival story that will find a ready audience in Gary Paulsen and Jean Craighead George fans. 1993, Atheneum, $14.95. © 1993 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
(PUBLISHER: Atheneum;Maxwell Macmillan Canada;Maxwell Macmilan International (New York:) (Toronto:) (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1993.)

Sandra Gjelde (Children's Literature)
It's an action packed story of Cloyd Atcitty, the "Yuta Coyote," as he sets out on a spiritual and pragmatic quest to save grizzly bears from extinction. Befriended by an old miner, Cloyd finds himself accompanying his elderly friend in a search for a cache of Spanish gold. As they begin their search they are coincidentally told by an adversarial hunter/trapper of the existence of a grizzly bear sow and her three cubs, believed to be the last of the grizzlies in Colorado. Hobbs has successfully combined the perspectives of a Native American youth, environmental concerns, geography, and history in this fast paced and informative adventure story. An American Library Association Best Book. 1993, Atheneum Publishers, $16.00 and $4.50. Ages 12 up.
(PUBLISHER: Avon Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1995.)

Claire Rosser (KLIATT Review, May 1995 (Vol. 29, No. 3))
This ALA Best Book for YAs is the sequel to Bearstone. The protagonist is a Ute Indian teenager named Cloyd, and this story is about his protection of two orphaned bear cubs. The book is aimed at 8--12 year-old readers, judging by the cover and size of print (and the Camelot imprint), but it does fill a niche for reluctant readers in the younger YA categories. Category: Fiction. KLIATT Codes: J--Recommended for junior high school students. 1993, Avon/Camelot, 197p. 20cm. 92-44874., $3.99. Ages 12 to 15.
(PUBLISHER: Avon Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1995.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
In Bearstone (RB# 94858), 14-year-old Cloyd Atcitty watched as a hunter killed what he thought was the last grizzly bear in Colorado. In this sequel, Cloyd continues his quest to find grizzlies in the mountains. Exploring the Weminuche Wilderness, Cloyd finds a pair of orphaned grizzly cubs. He must draw on his courage, determination, and Ute Indian heritage to teach them how to live in the wild. With winter approaching and food growing scarce, Cloyd must not only ensure the survival of the bears, but return to civilization before starvation and cold kill him. Will Hobbs lives in southwestern Colorado, where he spends much of the year in the mountains, exploring new settings for his books. Beardance is a winner of the Golden Spur Award for Juvenile Fiction, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and an ABA Pick of the Lists. n.d., Recorded Books, Unabridged CD - Library Edition; C2076, $51.75.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick Md.:), PUBLISHED: p1996.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2004

Media Type: Language Material
197 p.:
MLCS 2006/43004
0689870728
9780689870729
Prince Frederick Md.: Recorded Books, 1996

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
5 sound discs (5 hr. 30 min.):
PZ7.H6524 (808.899/282)
1402548915
1402548907
9781402548918
9781402548901
"Sequel to Bearstone"-Container.
"Unabridged Fiction"-Container.
In container (23 cm.).
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"-Container.
Title from container.
New York: Avon Books, 1995

Media Type: Language Material
197 p.:
(F Hob)
0380723174
9780380723171
New York: Atheneum;, 1993

Media Type: Language Material
197 p.:
PZ7.H6524 ([Fic])
0689318677
9780689318672
Originally published New York Atheneum c1993.
EBEC 4649, 1988

Media Type: Projected Medium
1vtc 1/2" col VHS 13min gui
AV 970.004
0834753243
9780834753242
New York: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 08

Media Type: Language Material
208
(-Fic)
9781439136737
1439136734

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