Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry - ESSENTIAL

A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry, 256 pages. Greenwillow Books, 2019. $17.

Language: G (0 swears 0 'f') Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (animals hunting and killing)



When Swift's pack is scattered and killed by a rival pack of wolves, he finds himself alone, searching for food and companionship. With the help of a raven, Swift survives by using his wits, the lessons he learned from his father and life lessons that come from experiences. 

Based on the true story of a collared wolf (OR-7) who made an amazing journey through the Pacific Northwest, Parry's story is easy to read, engaging and informative. Although a bit violent because of the animal interactions, I loved following the story from Swift's perspective; a gentle and often worried animal who was determined to be the best wolf he could be - not the blood thirsty villain of the fairy tales. Includes an afterward with wolf facts and more information about the real wolf. I know my readers love books about wolves, and this one is marvelous!

Lisa Librarian

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