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Night of the black bear: A Mystery in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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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. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit for more information.
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subject_facet Bear attacks -- Juvenile fiction, Black bear -- Juvenile fiction, Cherokee Indians -- Juvenile fiction, Country music -- Juvenile fiction, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.) -- Juvenile fiction, Indians of North America -- Southern States -- Juvenile fiction, Singers -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Night of the black bear : a mystery in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
title_full Night of the Black Bear A Mystery in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Night of the black bear : a mystery in Great Smoky Mountains National Park / Gloria Skurzynski and Alane Ferguson
title_short Night of the black bear :
title_sub A Mystery in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
topic_facet Bear attacks, Black bear, Cherokee Indians, Country music, Indians of North America, Juvenile Fiction, Mystery, Singers