Until Cloud is twelve years old, she is a neglected bear cub wandering the town ruled by King Rumble. Cloud’s unexpected transformation into a human girl, with no memory of what came before, enrages Rumble, and she is forced to flee from his malevolent wizard. Her only hope of survival is a terrifying quest to free the spirits of her dead brothers.
Cloud’s journey will take her deep into spirit lands, where animals become people, people become monsters, and mortals are as easily trapped by their desires as by their fears. There she learns that her survival, her quest, and even the balance of the world depend upon whether she can reclaim her lost bear self.
(A note from Sara: When Bear saw an online preview of the new film “Paddingon,” he was very excited and insisted on writing this review for you.) Woof, Woof! Oh, I guess Sara will translate: That means Hi, I’m happy … Continue reading
Bear came into our lives when we were still mourning our beloved Golden Retriever Worf, who was our constant companion at home, out windsurfing, or hiking and snowshoeing in the mountains. He was our Hero Dog who showed us the … Continue reading
Stomp, Scratch, and Snack, or, The McIntyre Sisters Encounter a Bear By Vonda N. McIntyre Photo by Carolyn McIntyre When you go to a national park, you’re likely to get a lot of information about staying out of the way … Continue reading