Paul Greci

Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction

An Alaska Dispatch 2015 Favorite Book of the Year

Surviving Bear Island is a
Scholastic Reading Club Selection!

Publication  Date: March 25,  2015

Publisher: Move Books

After a sea kayaking trip with his father takes a dangerous turn, Tom Parker is stranded on the remote, outer coast of unpopulated Bear Island in the waters of Prince William Sound, Alaska with only a survival kit in his pocket. Desperate to find his father, Tom doesn’t know how long he can survive and must put his survival skills to the test as he fights to reach safety.

Kirkus Reveiws: "The tension is well-crafted and realistic. Bear Island is a challenging environment to survive but a terrific thrill on the page."

From the Alaska Dispatch: "Greci has taken a popular if somewhat shopworn theme of juvenile literature -- being marooned -- and given it new vitality. You needn’t be a kid to stay up late reading this one."--David James.

From the Juneau Empire: “Surviving Bear Island is an exciting book outdoors-minded boys and girls both will enjoy. It’s fast paced enough to keep reluctant readers’ attention, but it also avoids oversimplification while communicating real-life dilemmas in understandable ways."--Mary Catharine Martin

From the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: "Surviving Bear Island is a heart-pounding adventure that both kids and adults will enjoy… It follows its hero through a brilliant coming-of-age the likes of which are unlikely to be found anywhere outside Alaska."--Addley Fannin

Surviving Bear Island is a 2015 Junior Library Guild Selection in the High Interest Middle Category for grades 5 to 8.

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Paul Greci