Ben Mikaelsen's Visit to Skokie
November 16, 2004

Nearly six hundred Skokie middle school students had the opportunity to hear and visit with Ben Mikaelsen, young adult author of many popular books including Touching Spirit Bear and Petey. Ben shared his life experiences and stories about his 700-pound bear companion, "Buffy," during his day-long visit to Skokie Public Library. Take a look!

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Ben Mikaelsen with students from Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School.
The group is standing in front of a totem pole built by Skokie Public Library artist Susan Teller (with generous support from our friends at Crafty Beaver Home Center!).