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Questions for Ben. What was your inspiration for this book? I was born to conservative white parents in Bolivia, South America. This gave me a perspective on justice not shared by many American children. By the time I was ten years old, I had been through three revolutions, walked the streets stepping over dead bodies, had a man shot to death only feet away and watched my first execution.
Ben Mikaelsen born December 1, is a Bolivian American writer of children's literature. Mikaelsen was born on December 8, in La Paz , Bolivia , the son of missionary parents of Danish descent. Mikaelsen moved to the United States with his family shortly before entering the seventh grade,  where he encountered further bullying because of his poor English skills. Mikaelsen owned a male American black bear named Buffy for 26 years until the bear's death in September He has written a few books from an inspiration from his bear such as, "Touching Spirit Bear" and also the sequel "Ghost of Spirit Bear". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.