A Wolf Called Wander

A Wolf Called Wander

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"A young wolf cub, separated from his pack, journeys 1000 miles across the Pacific Northwest, dealing with forest fires, hunters, highways, and hunger before finding a new home. Based on the true story of a wolf called OR-7"-- Provided by publisher. Includes facts about wolves and their habitats.
Publisher: New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062895936
0062895931
Branch Call Number: J F PAR
Characteristics: 243 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Armiño, Mónica - Illustrator

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Jun 04, 2019

A touching story. Beautifully told in a way that describes how the world behaves, how it smells, and looks all from the perspective of a child as he finds his way to adulthood. It raises some great reflection points about how the lessons that we are taught growing up, mixed with the things that we learn through our experiences in life. These are the things that shape us into the wolves, or people, that we grow into. I highly recommend this story!

Tigard_LindsayD Mar 29, 2019

A vivid, expansive journey of a young wolf who is separated from his pack. Wander, as the young wolf is known, narrates his journey with a full-formed voice and persistent yearning for companionship. The text is complemented by realistic illustrations by Mónica Armiño throughout. The black and white drawings enhance some of the most action-packed moments and also depict many of the species Wander meets.

The finished text will come with backmatter. Since the Advanced Reader's Copy didn't, I read the Wikipedia page of OR-7, the real life Wander. I learned that OR-7 was the first wolf in western Oregon since 1947! I expect that A Wolf Called Wander will be a great launching point for elementary and middle school classes to talk about the environment, endangered animals, and the challenges around making a home for predators in relatively more developed areas.

Recommended for young fans of suspenseful reads, animal survival, and the wild.

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