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Gebhart, Ryan.
Somerville : Candlewick, 2014.
IL 5-8, RL 4.2
ISBN 0763665215

(2 booktalks)
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When Tysonís best friend, Bright, decides he would rather hang out with the cool kids, Tyson knows that he still has his grandfather for companionship. They are planning an elk hunting trip together and Tyson is psyched. When his grandfather is sent to a nursing home and his parents cancel the big hunting trip, it is almost more than Tyson can handle. So in defiance of Mom and Dadís strict orders, and despite reports of a scary, stalking, man-eating grizzly named Sandy, the two sneak off to the Grand Tetons. Will his grandfather be able to handle the trip? Will Tyson get his elk and be the talk of his middle school? Or will Sandy make a ferocious appearance and destroy everything?
   (Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award DCF 2015 - 2016)

Booktalk #2

Tysonís social life is starting to diminish. His best friend, Bright, would rather hangout with a new crowd, and starts to deny the interest they share (Including a love for Taylor Swift). Tyson is socially awkward, and heís always saying the wrong things in front of the girl of his dreams. The only thing Tyson is looking forward to is his first elk hunting trip with his Grandpa Gene. But when a series of bear attacks from the deadly grizzle Sandy take place, and Geneís health takes a turn for the worst, their trip is canceled. Will Tyson and Gene find a way to take their trip? Will Bright confess his love for Taylor Swift?  And will there be bears?  (Oklahoma Sequoyah Award, 2017)

SUBJECTS:     Bears -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Grandparent and child -- Fiction.
                        Humorous fiction.
                        Hunting -- Fiction.

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