John Parks took his twelve-year-old son Tommy into the mountains seeking the Promised Land. When John dies, young Tommy is left to fend for himself. In a miracle of stamina and ingenuity, Tommy is able to survive. A mother grizzly and her two cubs adopt Tommy and teach him vital woodland skills. When the mother grizzly and one of the cubs is killed, Tommy and the remaining cub form a perpetual hunting party to obtain food. When he prevents the killing of an unbreakable horse, Tommy, the horse, and the bear become a legend, known for stealing supplies from town but always paying for them with precious furs. An expedition is mounted to capture or kill Tommy but no one imagined how puny would be their attempts when confronted by a man so powerful and adept at the skills needed for survival in the wilderness, to say nothing of the horse that runs like the wind and the giant grizzly that is their shadow.
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Used availability for Max Brand's Mountain Storms
August 2004 : USA Hardback
January 1922 : USA Paperback
November 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
October 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition