The Journey of the Great Bear is a fascinating tale of a grizzly bear from Montana. He has travelled to California in order to learn about his distant cousins, who had previously lived there. Immediately upon arrival, he meets Great Horned Owl, who is very wise and knowledgeable. Owl agrees to relate the poignant story about the fate of grizzlies who had lived on the land now called California since the Ice Age.
A lyrical combination of Jacquemain's written work and the beauty of her wookblock prints has been achieved in this delightful book.