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Nd evocative debut novel When a twelve year old wakes up as a human girl instead of a bear one cloudy morning she embarks on a thri Bear Daughter is an inspiring Fantasy novel which follows a young bear cub turned girl named Cloud Now a human child Cloud must learn human manners and avoid the wrath of her mother's husband Rumble I did love the various character names and how they all tied in with the theme of natureAged thirteen and threatened with imminent death Cloud is chased from the home she came to know to seek a better life for herself elsewhere As she travels she finds herself plagued by dark dreams that will lead her to fulfill her long awaited destinyI loved the comparison between mortal and immortal people in this world The juxtaposition of flawless creatures of surreal beauty with dark intentions had me hooked and unable to put the book down Strong themes included those of identity loss of self and others in addition to mortalityThe plot was fast moving with great structure to the author's writing Cloud's emotional state was well explored and helped me to better identify with her character This magical world was one that I instantly felt a pull toward So many mysteries await the read in its pagesThe one small issue I had with the book was the ending of part four where we are introduced to a character at random after a major time leap This was initially confusing but by the end of the section all of my confusion was put to rest I just wish the sudden change in scenario had been made clear from the start of that particular segmentMany elements of Bear Daughter are drawn from rich indigenous oral literature of the North American Northwest Coast The events of the novel stem from a group of traditions from the aforementioned area that are collectively known as the Bear Mother Story Author Judith Berman found themselves greatly affected by learning of such traditions and responded by writing this masterpieceI loved this book and would happily recommend it to everyone I know I shall be buying my partner their own copy 55 stars

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Bear DaughterLling journey through both mortal and immortal worlds to mend her past face her fears and save all of the realms in which she tread One day a bear wakes up as a 12 year old girl and her life is changedCloud is the human Thrush's daughter but also Lord Stink's the bear king When she awakens as a girl Thrush's current husband Rumble ostracizes her and her Aunt Glory takes her into her own home and teaches her how to be human But when Rumble killed Lord Stink and Cloud's brothers he took on some of Lord Stink's power and that power is corrupting him and the human worldHaunted by dreams of her ghost brothers Cloud must go on a uest to rescue the bones of her bear family and rid the human world of corruption but to do so she must acknowledge both the human and the bear within herBear Daughter combines Native American spiritual mythology with a Western uest narrative that reminded me of the wild swans fairy tale an analogy she also makes in this wonderful interview It's a uniue fantasy novel and I enjoyed the mythology and the connection with the wild I did feel frustrated by the middle Cloud pursues the same uest throughout the novel but the uest is constantly thwarted over and over in countless ways It becomes a bit annoying after a while However I loved both the beginning and end as well as the mythos Thanks to Jalilah for recommending this one 355

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MOBI É DOC Bear Daughter 9780441013227 FREE Þ JUDITH BERMAN ✓ [KINDLE] ❄ Bear Daughter Author Judith Berman – A stunning new writer of mythological fantasy takes readers to a world of adventure discovery and transformation in her beautiful and evocative debut novel WhA stunning new writer of mythological fantasy takes readers to a world of adventure discovery and transformation in her beautiful a After reading Bear Daughter for the second time I still feel it merits 5 stars It is no wonder that Terri Wendling the author and founder of the Endicott studio praised it so highly and put it on her Mythic Fiction list I was told it is out of print when I wanted to buy my own copy I guess it did not sell well This is unfortunate because it is really an amazing novel I think some of it may have to do with the cover I read that the author was also not happy with it calling it “problematic” Not only does the girl on the cover look Caucasian but the cover is misleading because it gives the impression that the novel is both YA and Native American In fact the story takes place in an alternative universe resembling the Pre Colombian Pacific West Coast Berman an anthropologist combines both First Nation and European myths and legends to create a new story In her interview Begman says that while Bear Daughter is indeed inspired by the indigenous traditions of the Pacific North West she was also influenced by Old World traditions second read I paid attention to what the Native American elements and the Old World Traditions might be The Native American influences are of course The “First People” and just in general the lifestyle of the characters their clothing food canoes housing and so on while the Old World influences would be the idea of a uest the wizards the many hidden boxes Cloud had to open I was struck between the similarities between the First People and Faeries The ”Center of –Heaven” part reminded me of a European Fairy Tale but I cannot remember which one The feeling of this book is much like an Epic Fantasy Parts of Clouds journey uest seemed too long and could have been condensed but that would be my only criticism of this book It is also very much a coming of age story with great character development Cloud with her struggles to come to terms with both her Human and Bear self seems like a real person and it is both wonderful and sometimes painful watching her grow After reading this novel I wish Judith Berman would write novels taking place in this universe that she is created I would simply read on and on