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The Great Bear

A middle-grade book by David A. Robertson. 

David A. Robertson  

In this second book in the Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series, Eli and Morgan journey once more to Misewa, travelling back in time.

Back at home after their first adventure in the Barren Grounds, Eli and Morgan each struggle with personal issues: Eli is being bullied at school, and tries to hide it from Morgan, while Morgan has to make an important decision about her birth mother. They turn to the place where they know they can learn the most, and make the journey to Misewa to visit their animal friends. This time they travel back in time and meet a young fisher that might just be their lost friend. But they discover that the village is once again in peril, and they must dig deep within themselves to find the strength to protect their beloved friends. Can they carry this strength back home to face their own challenges? (From Puffin Canada)

The Great Bear is a finalist for the 2022 Silver Birch Fiction Award, which celebrates fiction books for readers in Grades 3-6.

David A. Robertson is an author and graphic novelist based in Winnipeg. The multi-talented writer of Swampy Cree heritage has published 25 books across a variety of genres, including the graphic novels Will I See? and Sugar Falls, a Governor General's Literary Award-winning picture book called When We Were Aloneillustrated by Julie Flett and the YA book Strangers and the memoir Black Water. The Barren Grounds was a finalist for the 2020 Governor General's Literary Prize for young people's literature — text.

Interviews with David A. Robertson

To say Cree author David A. Robertson is prolific is a bit of an understatement. He started his writing career in 2009, and has already published more than 20 titles. This fall he has three books being released. This week on Unreserved, an extended conversation with the author.
David Alexander Robertson is a graphic novelist and children's writer. We've talked with him about his books, most recently about his thriller, Strangers. But today, we find out about his favourite graphic novels.

David A. Robertson browses for comics at Maxx Collectibles in Winnipeg, Man.

4 years ago
Duration 4:48
David A. Robertson is the author of numerous graphic novels, including Will I See?, Betty and Sugar Falls. CBC Books caught up with Robertson at his local comic book store to learn about the comic books he loved reading as a kid.

Other books by David A. Robertson

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