Spirit Lights – Arctic Series Book 2
Returning to the Arctic after a two-year absence, twelve-year-old Jean-Paul has overcome his old fear of the dark but discovers that his best Inuit friend, Chinook, is terrified of “spirit lights.” One frigid night, after searching by dogsled for a crashed plane, Jean-Paul hears tinkling sounds from a brilliant aurora overhead. Chinook and the Inuit girl Kunee say the spirits in the lights are speaking, warning of danger. But Jean-Paul knows auroras can’t talk!
Or can they?
Fans of Gary Paulsen, Scott O’Dell, and Jack London will enjoy reading about Inuit culture and building igloos. They will experience fear and danger when they open a sleepy polar bear’s den with Jean-Paul and his Inuit friends, and they will share a lonely, hazardous dogsled ride across the tundra and through the wilderness. Two cultures meet in this coming-of-age novel for middle-grade and young-adult readers ages 9 & up. (Sequel to The Haunted Igloo.)
About Bonnie Turner (Green Bay, Wisconsin Author)
Bonnie Turner - one of the few remaining members of the Greatest Generation - was born on Halloween in Independence, Missouri, at the height of the Great Depression. She learned to read in first grade from the famed "Dick and Jane" readers. Many years later, her first novel for children (The Haunted Igloo) was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1991.
After her book was released, she visited local grade schools with a life-sized, handmade Eskimo doll, encouraging students to keep reading and writing - and offering polar bear hugs along with her autograph.
Currently residing in Wisconsin, she is a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her interests are many and varied, including astronomy, geography, history, yoga, philosophy, psychology, metaphysics and parapsychology. She's a self-educated jack-of-all-trades, a Mensa almost, and a classical music and jazz-fusion aficionado.