Inspired by real life events, Pihoqahiak is the fictional account of one polar bear's life in captivity.
Born wild on the shores of Hudson Bay, Pihoqahiak strays into Churchill, Manitoba in search of food. He quickly becomes a 'nuisance' bear as his activities bring him in contact with humans.
Jordan lives in Churchill with his sister, Raven and biologist father. Carelessness by Jordan during a Halloween outing contribute to the bear's capture. Pihoqahiak becomes part of a relocation program and is sent to a zoo in Germany. When Jordan and Raven discover that the bear has been sold to a traveling circus they embark on a campaign to rescue him.
Suitable for readers: middle years to young adult