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.

Reviews of Bearwalker


These are the kinds of Books I loved as a child. -- Gayle Surrette, SFRevu

Joseph Bruchac's Bearwalker will delight with well-defined characters; an explicit storyline involving beliefs, courage, unexpected friendship, enduring mystery and suspense; and fascinating information about bear habits and the Six Nations Indian Museum. -- J. A. Kaszuba Locke, Bookloons