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Brock and Becca, On Manitoulin Island (electronic version)
by Lois Marlatt, B.A., M.Ed. « View this author's BIO
This time the sound came from behind me, and to my right. I was almost afraid to look around. Becca was silently pointing, so I looked and saw the big bear which had been in the house with Goldilocks. As I watched it stood up, towering over us.
"Come on, Becca," I said quietly. "We are going to walk very slowly out of here. If we run, they will think we are afraid and will come after us."
I didn't believe a word I had said, but my knees were so weak I didn't think I could run. I still had a hold on Becca's hand so I took the first step, keeping an eye on the wolf, and waiting for one of the bear's paws to land on me.
I couldn't believe it. Becca walked slowly beside me. We passed within ten feet of the growling wolf, but he seemed to be more interested in the bear than in us.
The cave grew darker as we rounded the corner. There was no longer even a faint light from above. We were tripping on stones, and walking though puddles. Behind us were dreadful sounds of two large animals in deadly combat. I thought I was going to throw up.
Recommended for ages 6-10
Brock and Becca are happy. Instead of being in school, they are vacationing on Manitoulin Island. They find out about the lives of beavers, and some history of the island including a little about the early settlers. They enjoy their picnic lunches with Mom and Dad in many of the different island areas. There is always something to see when Dad treats them to one of his special surprises.
Highlights of the trip include the Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Hansel and Gretel, and a cave with its own skeleton.
Your children will learn about Canada while being entertained with interesting and exciting stories in the Brock and Becca series. Read the other books in the series, Brock and Becca, Canoeing on the Grand River and Brock and Becca at the Calgary Stampede.