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  • Bibliography:
    13 Books (1 Series)
  • First Book:
    January 1900
  • Latest Book:
    February 2014
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Full Series List in Order

Spirit Bear

1 - Touching Spirit Bear (Feb-2001)
2 - Ghost of Spirit Bear (Jun-2008)

Book List in Order: 13 titles

  • When fourteen-year-old Elliot Schroeder is selected by NASA to be the first Junior Astronaut, he has no way of knowing the profound effect it will have on Vincent Ole Tome, a Maasai herder who is also fourteen years old. An unexpected event puts the ...

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    A MISSION FOR VENGEANCE When Ricky Diaz discovers that his mother -- whose death he'd thought was accidental -- was actually murdered by drug dealers, he's desperate for revenge. But his father, an ex-Drug Enforcement agent, refuses the mission th...

  • CALIFORNIA YOUNG READERS' MEDAL WINNERA DARING RESCUE—or a deadly risk?Ever since Josh's older brother died, his father has been drinking too much and taking his anger out on Josh. But when he orphans a bear cub, it's more than Josh can stand....

  • Twelve-year-old Koby's struggle to save several pilot whales stranded on the sand helps her come to terms with the effects of a bicycle accident that cost her part of her leg and brought her parents financial worries...

  • A Daring Rescue...or a Deadly Risk? Ever since Josh`s older brother died, his father has been drinking too much and taking his anger out on Josh. But when he orphans a bear cub on a hunting trip, it`s more than Josh can stand. Josh insists on brin...

  • "In 1922, at the age of two, Petey''s distraught parents commit him to the state''s insane asylum, unaware that their son is actually suffering from severe cerebral palsy. Bound by his wheelchair and struggling to communicate with the people around h...

  • Whatever you do to the animals, you do to yourself. Remember that. At fifteen, Cole Matthews has been fighting and stealing for years. The punishment for smashing Peter Driscal's skull into the sidewalk -- his most recent crime -- is harsh. This tim...

  • When guerrilla soldiers strike Santiago's village, they destroy everything in their path -- including his home and family. Santiago and his four-year-old sister escape, running for their lives. But the only way they can be truly safe is to leave Guat...

  • They call Gabriela Tree Girl. 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 witness...

  • In the wilderness, Cole found peace. But this isn't the great outdoors. it's high school. At fifteen, Cole Matthews faced a prison sentence for slamming another student's head against a sidewalk. To avoid prison, he volunteered for Native American...

  • Lost and alone in the jungle, one boy will have to let go of his assumptions and anger, or be dragged down with them. Dylan Barstow has finally crossed the line. After getting caught on a late-night joyride in a stolen car, Dylan is shipped off to...

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    AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR BEN MIKAELSENDANGER IN SPACE!Separated by country and culture, will danger unite Elliot, a young astronaut, and Vincent, a Maasai herder?When NASA selected Elliot to be the first teen in space, he eagerly anticipated the day he w...

Award-Winning Books by Ben Mikaelsen

Rescue of Josh McGuire
1995 Golden Sower Award -- Grades 4-6
Touching Spirit Bear
2002 Flicker Tale Children's Book Award -- Juvenile
2002 Nautilus Award -- Young Adult
2003 Beehive Award -- Young Adult
2003 Nevada Young Readers' Award -- Young Adult
2004 Golden Archer Award -- Middle/Junior High
2004 Golden Sower Award -- Young Adult
2004 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award -- Grades 6-8
2004 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award -- Grades 6-8

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Ben Mikaelsen has published 13 books.

Ben Mikaelsen does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Jungle of Bones, was published in February 2014.

The first book by Ben Mikaelsen, Rescue Josh McGuire The Rescue Josh Mcguire, was published in January 1900.

Yes. Ben Mikaelsen has 1 series.