Astonishing! Erin Hunter starts the series with a book that gripped me with anticipation; not knowing a U-turn in the tale was lying in wait!
The book is all about three small bear cubs, all having to face their own individual problems. Guided by the Pathway Star, will these young bears survive on their own? Just read this book!
Kallik, a young polar bear cub, fascinated by her Mother's stories about the Pathway Star, is left devastated after her Mother, Nisa, is killed by Orca whales and her brother, Taqiq, runs in the opposite direction. She is torn between following the Pathway Star and finding her brother. But the world is a big place for a young bear to venture alone, frightened; and having to face the dangers of the Earth.
Kallik's story moved me to tears because she had nearly lost everything but kept going because she believed she could do it.
Lusa, a small black bear, enthralled by Oka's (you'll find out about her later) tales of the wild, leaves the zoo she has always called home to find Oka's lost cub. Lusa made a solemn vow to Oka that she would find her cub and tell him Oka had regretted leaving him. She is faced with the threats of the planet Earth; but the small, night-black bear doesn't give up despite leaving all her family, friends and most of all, the free food.
At the very end of the book she makes a jaw dropping discovery...
Toklo, a young Grizzly is overwhelmed when his sick brother Tobi dies before his eyes. Things go from bad to worse for this immature bear as his Mother Oka abandons him on the river bank. Alone, scared and thin as a twig, Toklo must travel unaccompanied until a flat face adopts him. Or is he a flat face? Toklo finds the flat face can do amazing things. He and his new friend Ujurak are following the Pathway Star to a secure haven where the bear spirits dance all the time.
I think anyone who loves a good adventure book should read this incredible adventure story by an author with such imagination as Erin Hunter.
Adults should also read this book because the book also tells you what we are doing wrong to the environment. All in all, this is a great read for anyone over the age of seven!!
Warning: Very sad at times