Drone Chase


Ray will need every ounce of his drone skills and outdoor smarts to recover his missing bear cub before poachers get to it first.

When his orphan bear cub goes missing, sixteen-year-old drone enthusiast Ray McLellan decides to use his airborne spying skills to find it. Little does he know that an evil bear-poaching gang operating in the surrounding forest has drones, too — and a cold welcome for those who would attempt to take them down.

As a New York City kid recently forced to move to the Great Bear Rainforest by his parents, Ray doesn’t have a lifetime of outdoor instincts or familiarity with the valley and its wildlife. That makes him very different from his grumpy grandfather, who — like his new school friends — berates his city-kid uselessness at every opportunity. Can Ray use his drones and smarts to prove himself, find his cub, and expose what’s going on in the woods?


An absolutely riveting story.

Shelley Hrdlitschka, author of The Grizzlies of Grouse Mountain

Pam Withers delivers a taut, well-crafted story that’s sometimes funny, often suspenseful and always gripping. Drone Chase grabs readers by the throat and doesn’t let go until the last page is turned.

David A. Poulsen, author of And Then the Sky Exploded

A great choice for filling the dearth of realistic adventure novels for the middle-school crowd.

School Library Journal, for Tracker’s Canyon

Middle and high school students will appreciate this fast-paced adventure tale for the action alone.

VOYA, for Tracker’s Canyon

May appeal to adventure-seekers.

School Library Journal

About the Author

Pam Withers

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 18, 2016
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Pam Withers

Pam Withers is an award-winning author of over twenty young adult novels, including Red Maple nominees Tracker’s Canyon and Stowaway, and two non-fiction books. She lives in Vancouver.