Monday, July 23, 2018

The Quest of the Cubs by Kathryn Lasky - ADVISABLE

Language: PG; Violence: G; Mature Content: G.



In a Post-apocalyptic world, expressed by the bears as the Great Melting, the Bears’ culture has disintegrated.  The world is presented very creatively, evidently Lansky has written other books set in the world, the series Guardians of Ga’hoole.  The cubs are searching for their mother because unknown to them she has traded herself to save them  from being sacrificed. She leaves her beloved cubs with a cousin who turns on them the minute their mom leaves. So, the quest begins.  

The characters are well developed and there is plenty of action for those who crave it.  It left me wanting to read more about these feisty cubs and their intelligent mom. The notes mention 3rd to 7th grade but I would also recommend it for older students with low reading levels.

Reviewer: Lisa Moeller; Language Arts Teacher/Librarian

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