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Secrets of bearhaven

In Secrets of Bearhaven, 11-year-old Spencer finds himself thrust into a community of bears, called Bearhaven, where a top-secret technology has been developed to translate bear language into human language. Spencer must pick up where his family left off, rescuing bears from dangerous situations, while uncovering clues about his parents’ disappearance.

Secrets of Bearhaven was developed in collaboration with Egg in the Hole Productions.

The character traits of Bearhaven’s fictional bears are based on real black bear behavior, thanks to the consultation of bear biologist Dr. Thomas Spady.

The series contains a fictional bear language, Ragayo, created by linguist Sheri Wells-Jensen, based on the sounds bears naturally make in the wild.

 

Books 1 and 2 in the Secrets of Bearhaven series are on sale now!

Available at Amazon.com!

Spencer’s adventure continues in Secrets of Bearhaven #3: Hidden Rock Rescue publishing on December 27th, 2016!

Available for pre-order at Amazon.com now!

Look for Book 4 in August 2017! 

 

 


What the critics are saying about Bearhaven 

This is a fun, exciting series start with creepy villains and a boy hero who outthinks and outwits the adults, conquering his fears in the process.
— Sharon Rawlins, Booklist
Fans of Erin Hunter’s Seekers series (HarperCollins) and Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (Knopf, 2002) looking for a new series will enjoy this animal adventure novel.

[Secrets of Bearhaven’s] short chapters and fast-paced plot will have readers breathlessly turning pages. Although talking animal books are far
from unusual, Rocha adds a unique spin on the genre in the creation of the fantastical Bearhaven. The ending sets up for a sequel.

VERDICT A solid purchase for fans of animal adventure stories and eco-mysteries, this work will also appeal to reluctant readers.
— Patrick Tierney, School Library Journal
A plot like this will fire a reader’s imagination. This is the kind of book which will encourage reluctant readers to get involved in an exciting adventure.
— Amazon Vine Voice, 5 Stars Review
This illustrated action-packed adventure imparts factual information about bear behavior and appealingly explores interspecies friendship and the meaning of family. Fans of the first installment will appreciate this return to Bearhaven.
— Sharon Rawlins, Booklist