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Where do Ben Mikaelsen and his wife live now?
Ben Mikaelsen won the International Reading Association Award, the Western Writers of America Spur Award, and many state reader’s choice awards. Ben and his wife, Melanie, live in a log cabin near Bozeman, Montana, with a 700-pound black bear they have adopted and raised for the past 17 years.
How old is mikaelsen?
68 years (December 8, 1952)
What was Ben Mikaelsen’s first language?
Mikaelsen was born in Bolivia, learned Spanish as his first language, and did not go to school until he was sent to boarding school at 9 years old. When he was going into seventh grade, his family moved to Minnesota, where he had to learn to read and write in English from scratch.
When did Buffy the bear die?
After having Buffy for 26 years, the bear died in 2010. While Mikaelsen said he loved to write in Buffy’s den, his death hasn’t kept him from writing about other issues from Gorilla warfare to living with cerebral palsy. For more information on his books and life with Buffy, visit www.benmikaelsen.com.
What 2 prestigious awards has Ben Mikaelsen?
14 at 2 p.m. Mikaelsen is winner of the International Reading Association Award and the Western Writer’s Golden Spur Award. His novels have been nominated and have won many state Reader’s Choice awards including Nebraska’s Golden Sower Award.
Who is mikaelsen’s wife?
Personal life Ben Mikaelsen considered Buffy a “750-pound member of my family.” He has been writing full-time since 1984 and lives in Anacortes, Washington with his wife, Connie.
What three adventures has Ben Mikaelsen?
Among his many adventures and interests are skydiving, flying, horseback riding, and traveling to the North Pole and South America. His novels include Touching Spirit Bear, Tree Girl, Ghost of Spirit Bear, and Petey. Three of his novels have been contracted to be turned into major motion pictures.
How long does it take Ben Mikaelsen to write a book?
How long does it take to write one book? About 2 months of research.
What are Ben’s hobbies?
Among his many adventures and interests are skydiving, flying, horseback riding, and traveling to the North Pole and South America.
How old was Buffy when he died Touching Spirit Bear?
The descriptions of Pokey, the bear cub, are so genuine because Ben lived with a black bear, Buffy, from the time it was a sixteen week old cub until the bear’s death over twenty years later.
Where was Mr mikaelsen born?
La Paz, Bolivia
Ben Mikaelsen/Place of birth
How old was Ben Mikaelsen when he was born?
Ben Mikaelsen (born December 1, 1952) is a Bolivian American writer of children’s literature. Mikaelsen was born on December 1, 1952 in La Paz, Bolivia, the son of missionary parents of Danish descent. He wasn’t sent to school until the fourth grade where he was bullied for his race.
Where does Ben Mikaelsen live in Washington State?
Mikaelsen owned a male American black bear named Buffy for 26 years until the bear’s death in September 2010. Mikaelsen considered Buffy a “750-pound member of my family.”. He has been writing full-time since 1984 and currently lives in Anacortes, Washington with his wife, Connie.
What are the names of Ben Mikaelsen’s books?
His novels include Touching Spirit Bear, Tree Girl, Ghost of Spirit Bear, and Petey. Three of his novels have been contracted to be turned into major motion pictures. He has been featured nationally on Jack Hannah’s Animal Adventures as well as on German national television.
What kind of dog does Ben Mikaelsen have?
Biography of Ben Mikaelsen. He has won major awards for his writing, including the International Reading Association Award and Western Writer’s Golden Spur Award. Ben Mikaelsen is married but does not have any children. He does however have a 700-pound pet black bear named Buffy.