Mysteries in Our National Parks: Night of the Black Bear (Mysteries in Our National Park)

by Gloria Skurzynski and Alane Ferguson

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This thrilling series roars back to life with the release of Mystery #13, "Night of the Black Bear." Something very strange is going on in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A teenage girl is the latest victim in a growing number of bear attacks. Officials must figure out what's causing the bizarre bear behavior or close the park. Can the Landons help?
Soon Jack and Ashley are searching for answers with their new friends Yonah Firekiller, a 16-year-old Cherokee boy, and 14-year-old Merle Chapman, whose family once lived on park land. But a heated argument over ancestral land rights puts the Landon kids in the middle of a clash of cultures. Tensions mount when Merle is caught in a lie-a lie that leads straight to the heart-pounding solution.
This breathtaking new adventure features an afterword by a park naturalist on black bear behavior and the problems caused by tourists feeding wildlife. "Night of the Black Bear" is a fast-paced narrative treat filled with vivid descriptions of the natural, scientific, and cultural phenomena of Great Smoky Mountains National Park; a page-turner that will put this popular National Park high on the vacation wish-list of all young readers.

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

  • ISBN10 1299571700
  • ISBN13 9781299571709
  • Publish Date 1 January 2011
  • Publish Status Active
  • Out of Print 1 April 2015
  • Publish Country US
  • Imprint National Geographic Society
  • Format eBook
  • Language English