A Wolf Called Wander

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062895936

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About the Author

Rosanne Parry is the author of the novels Heart of a Shepherd and Last of the Name, among other acclaimed titles. She lives with her family in an old farmhouse in Portland, Oregon, and writes in a tree house in her backyard. www.rosanneparry.com

Reviews

"Riveting and lyrical, A WOLF CALLED WANDER is a vibrantly imagined celebration of the natural world. Don't miss this dazzling tour de force."----Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan
"Inspired by the story of OR-7, a real wolf naturalists tracked in the wild, Parry perfectly conveys her character's curious, alert, and social nature.. . .a page-turning narrative. . . .deserving of a place alongside Sheila Burnford's The Incredible Journey, Jack London's White Fang, and other classic animal adventure novels."
--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Rife with details of the myriad scents, sounds, tastes, touches, and sights in Swift/Wander's primal existence, the immediacy of his intimate, first-person, present-tense narration proves deeply moving. . . .A sympathetic, compelling introduction to wolves from the perspective of one wolf and his memorable journey."--Kirkus Reviews
"Wander's first-person narration...lends a unique perspective and immediacy to the story. . .Armiño's realistic black-and-white illustrations fill in gaps, making this memorable adventure a beautiful one as well."--ALA Booklist
"Parry doesn't pull any punches in her portrayal of the brutal reality of the natural world. . .Readers who liked the Hunters series for the gritty authenticity of its natural world will feel right at home."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Parry offers a wolf's-eye view of the Pacific Northwest's forests, mountains, and prairies in this harrowing survival tale based on the story of OR-7, a wolf electronically tracked by scientists. . . .An action-packed novel perfect for reluctant readers as well as animal lovers."--Publishers Weekly
"Inspired by a true story, Rosanne Parry evokes the Pacific Northwest with lilting, sensory-driven ambient details. . . . Parry's choice to have Swift narrate his own perilous journey brings an on-the-ground intimacy to the story. . . . Parry has written about being far from home before . . . it's a terrain she captures expertly."--The New York Times Book Review
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