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:Nanulak was found alone by [[Lusa]], [[Toklo]], [[Kallik]], and [[Yakone]] on the Island of Shadows. He tells the other bears that his mother and half-siblings drove him out because they didn't have enough food, and the white bears hated him for being half [[Polar Bear|white bear]] and half [[Grizzly Bear|grizzly]].
   
: Nanulak was found alone by [[Lusa]], [[Toklo]], [[Kallik]], and [[Yakone]] on the Island of Shadows. He tells the other bears that his mother and half-siblings drove him out because they didn't have enough food, and the white bears hated him for being half [[Polar Bear|white bear]] and half [[Grizzly Bear|grizzly]].
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:He joins the group, and Toklo is happy to have a bear needing his protection once again. However, [[Ujurak ]]appears in the bears' dreams, hinting that Nanulak isn't what he seems. Toklo refuses to listen to Ujurak and takes care of Nanulak, even after Lusa tells him Nanulak refused to help her when she had her paw stuck and Nanulak accidentally pushed Kallik, nearly resulting in her falling off a cliff.
   
: He joins the group, and Toklo is happy to have a bear needing his protection once again. However, [[Ujurak ]]appears in the bears' dreams, hinting that Nanulak isn't what he seems. Toklo refuses to listen to Ujurak and takes care of Nanulak, even after Lusa tells him Nanulak refused to help her when she had her paw stuck and Nanulak accidentally pushed Kallik, nearly resulting in her falling off a cliff.
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:When they run into a family of [[Grolar Bear|grolar bears]], Nanulak acts upset. Ujurak tells Toklo to go back to where they had found Nanulak, and finally, turning a deaf ear to Nanulak's protesting, the group heads there.
   
: When they run into a family of [[Grolar Bear|grolar bears]], Nanulak acts upset. Ujurak tells Toklo to go back to where they had found Nanulak, and finally, turning a deaf ear to Nanulak's protesting, the group heads there.
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:There, Yakone spots a group of White bears, and to everyone's shock, Nanulak insists they head there. They go, and Nanulak points out a large male, saying he hurt him and asks Toklo to fight him. Toklo accuses the White Bear of fighting cubs and he denies.
: There, Yakone spots a group of White bears, and to everyone's shock, Nanulak insists they head there. They go, and Nanulak points out a large male, saying he hurt him and asks Toklo to fight him. Toklo accuses the White Bear of fighting cubs and he denies.
 
   
: After they fight the bear gives in, but Nanulak rushes out of his hiding place, telling Toklo to kill him. The bear recognizes Nanulak and he is revealed to be Nanulak's father. The Seekers finally know the truth: Nanulak ran away, hating his parents because he was half and half. Before they can do anything, Nanulak's mother arrives with his half-siblings, though Nanulak growls and tells them that he hates them both. Toklo tells Nanulak that he will not abandon his friends to travel with him, as real friends tell the truth. Nanulak gets furious and leaves, running into the mountains.
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:After they fight the bear gives in, but Nanulak rushes out of his hiding place, telling Toklo to kill him. The bear recognizes Nanulak and he is revealed to be Nanulak's father. The Seekers finally know the truth: Nanulak ran away, hating his parents because he was half and half. Before they can do anything, Nanulak's mother arrives with his half-siblings, though Nanulak growls and tells them that he hates them both. Toklo tells Nanulak that he will not abandon his friends to travel with him, as real friends tell the truth. Nanulak gets furious and leaves, running into the mountains.
   
 
====''[[The Melting Sea (Book)|The Melting Sea]]''====
 
====''[[The Melting Sea (Book)|The Melting Sea]]''====
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:Nanulak is mentioned in Toklo's thoughts, and Toklo is glad that Nanulak wasn't with them.
   
: Nanulak is mentioned in Toklo's thoughts, and Toklo is glad that Nanulak wasn't with them.
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====''[[River of Lost Bears]]''====
==== ''[[River of Lost Bears]]''====
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:When [[Chenoa]] wants to travel with the Seekers, Toklo refuses, thinking that she was like Nanulak, only coming with them for protection. He hears Nanulak in his thoughts, accusing him of betraying him. However, he changes his mind when he realizes that she isn't like him.
: When [[Chenoa]] wants to travel with the Seekers, Toklo refuses, thinking that she was like Nanulak, only coming with them for protection. He hears Nanulak in his thoughts, accusing him of betraying him. However, he changes his mind when he realizes that she isn't like him.
 
   
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Nanulak was mistakenly called a grizzly bear by Kallik in ''Island of Shadows.''<ref>Cite Needed</ref>
 
 
*Nanulak's name is also what grolar bears are also known as.<ref>Cite Needed</ref>
 
*Nanulak's name is also what grolar bears are also known as.<ref>Cite Needed</ref>
 
*His name is a mixture of "nanuk" which means polar bear in Inuktitut; and "aklak" which means grizzly bear in Inuktitut.<ref>[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4766217.stm]</ref>
 
*His name is a mixture of "nanuk" which means polar bear in Inuktitut; and "aklak" which means grizzly bear in Inuktitut.<ref>[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4766217.stm]</ref>
==Family Tree==
 
   
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==Family Tree==
 
{{Nanulak Tree}}
 
{{Nanulak Tree}}
   

Revision as of 00:39, October 30, 2014

"You're not a true brown bear. If you were, you'd come with me and leave these others behind. No wonder Ujurak left you!"
— Nanulak to Toklo in Island of Shadows, page 280
Nanulak

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Species
Family
Unnamed male polar bear (Father, Unnamed female grizzly bear (Mother), Unnamed half-siblings
Book Appearance


Nanulak (nan-oo-lak) is a young[1] male grolar bear[2] with the body shape of a polar bear,[2] brown and white fur,[3] large, round brown eyes,[2] and long claws[4] with fur on his paw pads.[5]

History



Return to the Wild

Island of Shadows

Nanulak was found alone by Lusa, Toklo, Kallik, and Yakone on the Island of Shadows. He tells the other bears that his mother and half-siblings drove him out because they didn't have enough food, and the white bears hated him for being half white bear and half grizzly.
He joins the group, and Toklo is happy to have a bear needing his protection once again. However, Ujurak appears in the bears' dreams, hinting that Nanulak isn't what he seems. Toklo refuses to listen to Ujurak and takes care of Nanulak, even after Lusa tells him Nanulak refused to help her when she had her paw stuck and Nanulak accidentally pushed Kallik, nearly resulting in her falling off a cliff.
When they run into a family of grolar bears, Nanulak acts upset. Ujurak tells Toklo to go back to where they had found Nanulak, and finally, turning a deaf ear to Nanulak's protesting, the group heads there.
There, Yakone spots a group of White bears, and to everyone's shock, Nanulak insists they head there. They go, and Nanulak points out a large male, saying he hurt him and asks Toklo to fight him. Toklo accuses the White Bear of fighting cubs and he denies.
After they fight the bear gives in, but Nanulak rushes out of his hiding place, telling Toklo to kill him. The bear recognizes Nanulak and he is revealed to be Nanulak's father. The Seekers finally know the truth: Nanulak ran away, hating his parents because he was half and half. Before they can do anything, Nanulak's mother arrives with his half-siblings, though Nanulak growls and tells them that he hates them both. Toklo tells Nanulak that he will not abandon his friends to travel with him, as real friends tell the truth. Nanulak gets furious and leaves, running into the mountains.

The Melting Sea

Nanulak is mentioned in Toklo's thoughts, and Toklo is glad that Nanulak wasn't with them.

River of Lost Bears

When Chenoa wants to travel with the Seekers, Toklo refuses, thinking that she was like Nanulak, only coming with them for protection. He hears Nanulak in his thoughts, accusing him of betraying him. However, he changes his mind when he realizes that she isn't like him.




Trivia

  • Nanulak's name is also what grolar bears are also known as.[6]
  • His name is a mixture of "nanuk" which means polar bear in Inuktitut; and "aklak" which means grizzly bear in Inuktitut.[7]

Family Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unnamed
 
 
 
 
Unnamed
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nanulak
 
 
 
Unnamed
 
Unnamed


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



References

  1. Revealed

    in Island of Shadows, page 138

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Island of Shadows, page 141
  3. Cite Needed
  4. Cite Needed
  5. Revealed in Island of Shadows, page 189
  6. Cite Needed
  7. [1]
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