There Will Be Bears
There Will Be Bears
There Will Be Bears
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Tyson is determined to hunt an elk — even if it means sneaking his grandpa out of a nursing home — in a debut novel sparked with dry wit and wilderness adventure. Thirteen-year-old Tyson loves hanging out with his roughneck Grandpa Gene, who’s a lot more fun than Tyson’s ex–best friend, Brighton. These days, Bright just wants to be seen with the cool jocks who make fun of Tyson’s Taylor Swift obsession and dorky ways. So when Grandpa Gene has to move to a nursing home that can manage his kidney disease, Tyson feels like he’s losing his only friend. Not only that, but Tyson was counting on Grandpa Gene to take him on his first big hunt. So in defiance of Mom and Dad’s strict orders, and despite reports of a scary, stalking, man-eating grizzly named Sandy, the two sneak off to the Grand Tetons. Yes, there will be action, like shooting and dressing a six-hundred-pound elk. Is Tyson tough enough? There will be heart-pounding suspense: is Grandpa Gene too sick to handle the hunt, miles away from help? And, oh yes, there will be bears. . . .

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fiction
  • For Reluctant Readers

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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This book is about a boy who wanted to go hunting with his elderly grandfather.  His family lives with the grandfather, who promised to take him hunting for his birthday.  It doesn’t seem like a big deal until his grandfather is suddenly taken to a nursing home because of kidney failure.  He convinces his grandfather to take him despite the unending reports of a particular bear killing hunters and campers.  Dodging parents and lying to friends, will he be able get to the mountains before his grandfather gets too sick?

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The book, There Will Be Bears, tells a story about a boy named Tyson who is highly annoyed with his parents for not allowing him to go hunting with his roughneck grandfather. Tyson's stubborn grandfather was reluctantly placed into a nursing home, with all intentions to still take his grandson hunting. Tyson's hunting intentions were focused on impressing the girl of his dreams and to show his ex-best friend, Bright, what it takes to be a real man.

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