seekers: the quest begins

This is the story of three bears who sense serious changes occurring around them. Kallik, a polar bear, Lusa, a black bear, and Toklo, a grizzly bear, sense that their habitat is dwindling and that they must find a new home. The bears begin their quest from three different locations in North America. Each bear experiences a unique set of challenges, adventures, heart break and joy while searching for a new home.
Educational Themes:
This book is an adventure story. It is also about bears, habitat, global warming and environmental issues. Readers will enjoy the adventures that the three bears experience and appreciate the impact of environmental change on all species.
Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
10 and Up
Little Kid Reaction:
This book is very interesting. Even though it is a little confusing at times, it is a great read. Seekers is very well-written, with a broad vocabulary. I recommend this book to anyone who is at least 10 years old and loves animals. I didn’t like was how sad it was, but I’m sure if it hadn’t been sad at times then it wouldn’t be as great as it is. This novel is just under 300 pages, so it is a good book to read before going to bed or on a road trip. If someone ever asked me what a good book to read was, and they liked the series by the same author who wrote Warriors then this would be the series I would recommend. All-in-all this book was amazing and if I have the chance I will definitely read it multiple times. I will also be reading all of the following books.
Student reviewer: I picked this book because the cover attracted me. After the first chapter I wanted to stop reading. It was not what I expected until about Chapter 10; that's when my perception changed. After all the excitement ended it returned to me, wanting to stop reading again. I didn't like the book because it is more of a children's book. The genre isn't the type I like to read. Everyone knows bears can't talk!
Big Kid Reaction:
The author and her associates know how to capture and sustain an adolescent’s interest. The characters are engaging, the stories are believable, and provide lots of discussion questions about habitat and global warming.

Readers will enjoy the story and learn a lot about habitat and global warming.
Student reviewer: If you like bears, this book is the way to go.


The author uses three independent and parallel stories to tell the stories. This is a unique and interesting device. Some readers will have trouble catching on to this and lose interest.
Student reviewer: This book is fiction. Don't pick it if you want nonfiction.

Title Seekers: The Quest Begins
Author Erin Hunter
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers © 2008
Illustrators Wayne McLoughlin
ISBN 9780060871222
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Animal Characters, Adventure, Middle Grade Series, Animal Fantasy, Ecology
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