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HarperCollins, Mar 1, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 197 pages
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Riding into the mountains with his friend Walter in search of a lost gold mine, Cloyd hears a report that a mother grizzly with cubs has been sighted. With the help of a grizzly expert, Cloyd finds the bears, but when the cubs are orphaned it's up to Cloyd, staying up in the mountains alone, to keep them alive.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Ute teenager Cloyd Atcitty undertakes a spirit journey while caring for the last two grizzly cubs in the Colorado wilderness. Still smarting from his part in the death of the great bear in Bearstone ... Read full review

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User Review  - mathqueen - LibraryThing

This book has won the ALA Best Book for Young Adults award in 1994. The author tells a story of Cloyd, a Ute Indian, who sets out on a life-changing mission to save two grizzly cubs. He knows that if ... Read full review

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Will Hobbs is the award-winning author of nineteen novels, including Far North, Crossing the Wire, and Take Me to the River.

Never Say Die began with the author's eleven-day raft trip in 2003 down the Firth River on the north slope of Canada's Yukon Territory. Ever since, Will has been closely following what scientists and Native hunters are reporting about climate change in the Arctic. When the first grolar bear turned up in the Canadian Arctic, he began to imagine one in a story set on the Firth River.

A graduate of Stanford University, Will lives with his wife, Jean, in Durango, Colorado.

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