by Joseph Bruchac
Synopsis of Bearwalker
As a member of the Mohawk Bear Clan, Baron has always been fascinated by bears'their gentle strength and untamed power. But the Bearwalker legend, passed down by his ancestors, tells of a different kind of creature...a terrible mix of human and animal that looks like a bear but is really a bloodthirsty monster. The tale never seemed to be more than a scary story. Until now.
During a class camping trip deep in the Adirondacks, Baron comes face-to-face with an evil being that is all too real. Although he knows how the story ends in the legend, Baron must overcome this Bearwalker on his own terms.