Paul Greci is a teacher who also enjoys exploring the Alaskan wilderness. The first time he climbed into a sea kayak he embarked on a nine-week, five-hundred-mile journey in Prince William Sound. He lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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
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