Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen | Common Core In his Napra Nautilus Award-winning novel Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a poignant coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life. After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking Touching Spirit Bear Lesson Plan | Teaching Unit: Common Touching Spirit Bear Questions and Answers. The Question and Answer section for Touching Spirit Bear is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.That would have been mosquitoes and flies attracted to his bleeding head. THe sea-gulls disrupted them.Please submit them one at a time.Yes, I think that Peter's comment after being asked what would make things better again, "I think someone should smash Cole's head against a sidewalk so he knows how it feels," is definitely paralleled here. The Bears mauling of..