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Ancient Solutions to a Modern Dilemma:;

Mama Bear Baby Bear Native American Lore to Address Timely Issues
SEQUIM, Wash. - Author Linda Silvas presents a timely and thought-provoking work that
cleverly addresses modern issues and touches on the center of the family circle with her new
book, Mama Bear Baby Bear: A Native American Lore (now available through , Barnes
Nobles and Borders books.
Set in the fictional Cipmylo Forest, the story focuses on Baby Bear and his grandmother, Mama
Bear, who takes the young cub to raise because his parents neglect him to partake of the
Forbidden Fruit. Mama Bear teaches Baby Bear to value life, to love himself and others, and how
to count the stars and look an other in the eye when talking. In crafting this heartwarming tale,
Silvas offers readers a fresh perspective on a dilemma facing many people today: Because of the
pitfalls caused by drug abuse and other destructive cycles, more and more grandparents and other
relatives are finding themselves charged with the protection and upbringing of children.
Throughout the book, Silvas displays a unique talent for blending the elements of classic Native
American storytelling with topics that strike a chord across today4s fast-paced society.
Mama Bear Baby Bear is a must-read for parents, grandparents and anyone looking for an
innovative approach to dealing with the intricacies of child rearing.
Silvas, known as "Little Tree,' was born and raised in San Diego and is a member of the
Acjachemen Nation, Juaneno Band of Mission Indians, located on the California coast. In 1989,
she relocated to Sequim Wa. in the Pacific Northwest where, in Little Trees Gallery she writes
and produces her own line of drums and original Native American art, along with the Mama Bear
Baby Bear books. She also conducts drum workshops and the "Circle of Drums.' Silvas is
internationally known for her commitment to keeping the traditions of the Native way alive.
The idea for Mama Bear Baby Bear was born out of her own experiences, which led to a
"magical, spiritual, life-changing journey for both Baby Bear and her. "We are all walking the
same circle... the circle that never ends......"