The Story of Bear Six Nine Three

ISBN 9781894765954
Hardcover | Publication Date: October 17, 2007
Book Dimensions: 10 in x 9.25 in
32 Pages
$9.95 CAD

About the Book

A curious, young grizzly bear named Ned and his mother, Betty Lou, struggle with the ever-increasing problem of urban encroachment on their habitat. Despite his mother’s guidance, Ned continues to associate with well meaning townspeople and hikers alike, becoming habituated to humans and thus enjoying the perks that living close to an expanding community can provide.

With the playful text of Joe Pavelka and illustrated throughout with the lush paintings of Lynne Huras, Ned is certain to provide readers with an insightful look at the basic issues facing wildlife on a daily basis.

Ned is a fun story that will enlighten and delight young and old alike, and because of its timeless theme, the book will remain relevant for years to come.

About the Author(s)

Joe Pavelka is the coordinator of the Applied Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership bachelor’s degree program at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta. He also teaches in the Leisure Tourism and Society degree program at the University of Calgary. Joe has consider-able experience in children’s programming as well, having spent 11 years with Calgary Parks & Recreation, and before that, 12 seasons working summer camps throughout Canada.Joe’s first book, It’s Not About Time: Rediscovering Leisure in a Changing World, was published by Creative Bound Inc. in 2000 and is in its second printing. He has also written numerous articles in his professional field of recreation, tourism and management. Joe holds a master’s in Recreation Administration from the University of Alberta and two undergraduate degrees, in Outdoor Recreation and Geography, from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He is currently a doctoral candidate studying the impacts of tourism on residents of the Bow Valley in the Alberta foothills of the Canadian Rockies.