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Mikaelsen, Ben 1952-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 237 publications in 6 languages and 20,461 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Children's audiobooks  Action and adventure fiction  Educational films  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.M5926, FIC
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Most widely held works about Ben Mikaelsen
 
Most widely held works by Ben Mikaelsen
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cole Matthews is angry. Angry, defiant, smug--in short, a bully. His anger has taken him too far this time, though. After beating up a ninth-grade classmate to the point of brain damage, Cole is facing a prison sentence. But then a Tlingit Indian parole officer named Garvey enters his life, offering an alternative called Circle Justice, based on Native American traditions, in which victim, offender, and community all work together to find a healing solution. Privately, Cole sneers at the concept, but he's no fool--if it gets him out of prison, he'll do anything. Ultimately, Cole ends up banished for one year to a remote Alaskan island, where his arrogance sets him directly in the path of a mysterious, legendary white bear. Mauled almost to death, Cole awaits his fate and begins the transition from anger to humility
Tree Girl by Ben Mikaelsen( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When, protected by the branches of one of the trees she loves to climb, Gabriela witnesses the destruction of her Mayan village and the murder of nearly all its inhabitants, she vows never to climb again until, after she and her traumatised sister find safety in a Mexican refugee camp, she realizes that only by climbing and facing their fears can she and her sister hope to have a future
Petey by Ben Mikaelsen( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1922 Petey, who has cerebral palsy, is misdiagnosed as an idiot and institutionalized; sixty years later, still in the institution, he befriends a boy and shares with him the joy of life
Stranded by Ben Mikaelsen( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Koby, who has lost a foot in an accident, sees a chance to prove her self-reliance to her parents when she tries to rescue two stranded pilot whales near her home in the Florida Keys
Ghost of Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a year in exile on an Alaskan island as punishment for severely beating a fellow student, Cole Matthews returns to school in Minneapolis having made peace with himself and his victim--but he finds that surviving the violence and hatred of high school is even harder than surviving in the wilderness
Rescue Josh McGuire by Ben Mikaelsen( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When thirteen-year-old Josh runs away to the mountains of Montana with an orphaned bear cub destined for laboratory testing, they both must fight for their lives in a sudden snowstorm
Sparrow Hawk Red by Ben Mikaelsen( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Danish and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Ricky, the Mexican American son of a former Drug Enforcement Agency man, tries to avenge his mother's murder by crossing over into Mexico to steal a high-tech radar plane from drug smugglers
Red midnight by Ben Mikaelsen( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After soldiers kill his family, twelve-year-old Santiago and his four-year-old sister flee Guatemala in a kayak and try to reach the United States
Countdown by Ben Mikaelsen( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In two parallel stories, a fourteen-year-old boy who is NASA's first Junior Astronaut and a fourteen-year-old Masai herder in Kenya both edge into maturity while questioning their family traditions
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen( Recording )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the Native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life
Jungle of bones by Ben Mikaelsen( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When sullen teenager Dylan Barstow is caught joyriding in a stolen car he is sent to his ex-Marine uncle for the summer, but soon they are on the way to Papua New Guinea in search of a World War II fighter plane and Dylan discovers that defiance is not a survival skill when you are lost in a jungle
Petey by Ben Mikaelsen( )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1922 Petey, who has cerebral palsy, is misdiagnosed as an idiot and institutionalized; sixty years later, still in the institution, he befriends a boy and shares with him the joy of life
Countdown by Ben Mikaelsen( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elliot, who is flying in space as NASA's first junior astronaut, converses by short-wave radio with Vincent, a Masai herder in Kenya. The friendship between the two fourteen-year-olds captures the worlds's attention
Stranded by Ben Mikaelsen( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Koby, who has lost a foot in an accident, sees a chance to prove her self-reliance to her parents when she tries to rescue two stranded pilot whales near her home in the Florida Keys
Rescue Josh McGuire by Ben Mikaelsen( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When thirteen-year-old Josh runs away to the mountains of Montana with an orphaned bear cub destined for laboratory testing, they both must fight for their lives in a sudden snowstorm
Ghost of Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen( Recording )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a year in exile on an Alaskan island as punishment for severely beating a fellow student, Cole Matthews returns to school in Minneapolis having made peace with himself and his victim--but he finds that surviving the violence and hatred of high school is even harder than surviving in the wilderness
Tree Girl by Ben Mikaelsen( Recording )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When, protected by the branches of one of the trees she loves to climb, Gabriela witnesses the destruction of her Mayan village and the murder of nearly all its inhabitants, she vows never to climb again until, after she and her traumatised sister find safety in a Mexican refugee camp, she realizes that only by climbing and facing their fears can she and her sister hope to have a future. They call Gabriela Tree Girl. Laj Ali Re Jayub in her native language of Quich . Gabi climbs trees to be within reach of the eagles and watch the sun rise into an empty sky. She is at home among the outstretched branches of the Guatemalan forests. Then one day from the safety of a tree, Gabi witnesses the sights and sounds of an unspeakable massacre. She sees rape and murder -- the ravages of guerrilla warfare. She vows to be Tree Girl no more. Earthbound, she joins the hordes of refugees struggling to reach the Mexican border. She has lost her whole family; her entire village has been wiped out. Yet she clings to the hope that she will be reunited with her youngest sister, Alicia. Over dangerous miles and months of hunger, thirst, and the threat of more violence from soldiers, Gabriela's search for Alicia and for a safe haven becomes a search for self. Having turned her back on her own identity, can she hope to claim a new life? This novel is based on a true story told to the author one night by the real Tree Girl in a secure safe house in Guatemala
Red midnight by Ben Mikaelsen( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After soldiers kill his family, twelve-year-old Santiago and his four-year-old sister flee Guatemala in a kayak and try to reach the United States
Sparrow Hawk Red by Ben Mikaelsen( Recording )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Ricky, the Mexican American son of a former Drug Enforcement Agency man, tries to avenge his mother's murder by crossing over into Mexico to steal a high-tech radar plane from drug smugglers
Becoming the author of your life( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben tells of his struggles learning that one of the greatest discoveries anyone can make in life is that he or she is an author, not only of words, but also of reality. He tells students they can mold and affect their own lives as surely as they can create with words on a blank white page
 
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Touching Spirit Bear
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Ben Mikaelsen writer

Mikaelsen, Benjamin 1952-

마이켈슨, 벤 1952-

マイケルセン, ベン

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