Eleven-year-old Joseph boards a jet for what seems like an unbelievable, dream-come-true
summer vacation. He’s heading to Alaska, where his Aunt Kate and her co-workers have rescued
an abandoned polar bear cub. The adults are too busy to provide the continuous care the cub
needs, so they call upon Joseph to help out.
Joseph’s task is not small one, for Delta must be fed and played with whenever she is awake,
which is every few hours around the clock. When not with the cub, Joseph teams up with Ada, a
girl he met on the plane who lives in the small town nearby. Together they work on a different
problem. It turns out that Delta’s mother had been killed. But who would want to eliminate the
polar bears in the area? Joseph and Ada vow to find out.
A Place for Delta is an exciting adventure story that will appeal to both boys and
girls. The shooting of the polar bear is an intriguing mystery for readers to follow. The
antics of Delta add a soft and often comical side, and rounding it all out is a dramatic
treasure hunt at the end. All in all, A Place for Delta is a great read for this age range.