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Ben lives in a log cabin near Bozeman, Montana, with a 750 pound black bear that he has raised for the last 25 years. Ben is 59 years old. He has also won the International Reading Association Award and the Western Writer's Golden Spur Award. Also Mikaelsen has won many state Reader's Choice awards. If you liked this book you should read his follow up book The Ghost of the Spirit Bear.