Kallik is a bear who lives with her mother and brother. One day when they are walking through ice, they are attacked by a group of whales. Kallik must survive on her own when the ice snaps and she is stranded on an island.
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Kallik finds a group of polar bears on the island. She asks the polar bears if they have seen her mother or brother but they say that they have not seen them.
Nanuk is a female bear who lives at the island. Nanuk helps Kallik become familiar with the area. Nanuk is killed when a helicopter crashes. While she is dyng, Nanuk tells Kallik that there is a place where the ice never melts. Kallik sets out to find this place.
Somewhere in Canada, Toklo is a bear that is learning how to fish with his mom at a river. However, Toklo's mother abandons Toklo because she has a mental breakdown. Just like Kallik, Toklo must now learn how to live on his own. Toklo meets a bear who is a shape shifter. The shape shifter turns into a human. They begin to travel together.
In a zoo in Canada, Lusa is bear who lives as a zoo attraction. She hopes that she can leave one day and and live in the wild. Lusa meets Toklo's mom. Toklo's mom says how much she regrets leaving Toklo. Lusa sets out to find Toklo to tell him this.
Best part of story, including ending:
What I liked most about this story was the bears fight for survival. The bears have a hard life without their parents but have the strength to survive on their own.
Best scene in story:
My favorite part of the book was when they all meet at the end. They were all main characters so their meeting was a critical moment.
Opinion about the main character:
What I liked most about Kallik was that she was a strong bear. She lost her family but still found a will to survive.