I appreciate this story and enjoy the way it was told, with hope. A poignant story in today's world, where oil spills are happening more and more frequently. I loved that the story was told through alternating human and bear points of view. I also liked how the Great Bear creation story is the foundation and we learn of how animals, humans, and climate are created and regulated by the Great Bear. The human characters as well as the bears were well developed and even though the bears were anthropomorphized, the voice was still very much one of a wild bear.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.