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Climax Public Library J LEW (Text) 33500012043105 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J LEW (Text) 33500012043097 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 1481400959 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781481400954 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1481400940 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781481400947 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 368 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: ©2015

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Summary, etc.: In Laos, twelve-year-old Tam must work at a bear farm where bears are cruelly caged and milked for their bile, but when a familiar cub is brought to the farm, Tam will do anything to free both the cub, and himself.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 February #2
    Tam and his family have always lived in the mountains of Laos, but the Laotian government plans to build a road through their village, so they've been relocated to the lowlands with the promise of school, jobs, and electricity. The reality is not so rosy: their new village is on land containing 40-year-old unexploded cluster bombs, one of which kills Tam's father. With no one to support his family, Tam is sent to work on a bear farm, where bears are kept in small cages and "milked" of their valuable bile. Tam is aghast, and when his sadistic boss buys a sickly cub, Tam takes it upon himself to protect the moon bear, who he names Sôok Díi. Tam is torn between earning money to support his family and protecting the bears, which he hopes to return to their natural habitat. Tam's accessible first-person narrative offers an illuminating, gritty glimpse into an industry that's likely foreign to most American readers as well as insight into his powerful determination, bravery, and cheerworthy passion. Illustrations not seen. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Asiatic black bear Juvenile fiction
Bears Juvenile fiction
Animal welfare Juvenile fiction
Laos Juvenile fiction
Asiatic black bear Fiction
Bears Fiction
Animals Treatment Fiction
Laos Fiction
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