×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Child of the Wolves
     

Child of the Wolves

4.8 19
by Elizabeth Hall
 

See All Formats & Editions

Granite, a Siberian husky puppy, is all alone in the Alaskan forest after escaping from his kennel. Each moment of his life is threatened until Snowdrift, a great white wolf, welcomes him into a wolf pack. But Granite must earn his place among the wolf tribe by facing vicious attacks from the other wolves, the human wolf hunters, and the constant challenges of the

Overview

Granite, a Siberian husky puppy, is all alone in the Alaskan forest after escaping from his kennel. Each moment of his life is threatened until Snowdrift, a great white wolf, welcomes him into a wolf pack. But Granite must earn his place among the wolf tribe by facing vicious attacks from the other wolves, the human wolf hunters, and the constant challenges of the frozen forest.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-6In this fast-paced, satisfying animal adventure, a young Siberian husky becomes an accepted member of an Alaskan wolf pack. Granite is the oldest of a litter bred to be sled dogs, but he does not take naturally to the harness and training. At the first opportunity, he escapes into the wilderness where, near starvation, he encounters a wolf pack. He is adopted by the mate of the leader, a white wolf whose own pups have recently been kidnapped for the wolf/dog hybrid market. The majesty and harshness of the Alaskan environment, the sophisticated levels of pack communication and behavior, and the many perils, both human and natural, that threaten the survival of the animals are deftly woven into the story. Granite's struggle to find his place in the pack is particularly captivating. While generally plausible, the writing is occasionally jarring when human emotions are attributed to the animals; however, the author defends her position in a note indicating that the latest research on wolves maintains that they "feel emotions once regarded as strictly human." A good choice for leading readers into Jean Craighead George's Julie of the Wolves (HarperCollins, 1972).Caroline Ward, Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY
Kirkus Reviews
A runaway husky pup, Granite, falls in with a wolf pack and struggles to win its acceptance in this Call of the Wild for a younger audience.

Granite wouldn't have stood a chance, had not the alpha male's mate, Snowdrift, just lost her pups to human breeders. To ease her grief, Ebony lets the injured dog live, though it's a precarious existence; constantly harassed by the rest of the pack, unable to catch even field mice, Granite is completely dependent on Snowdrift's maternal instincts—at least, at first. Crediting the observations of researchers Adolph Murie and David Mech, as well as a film by Jim Brandenberg, Hall portrays her wolves (and dogs) as intelligent creatures with strong feelings, an expressive language, and a well-developed social structure. People get short shrift, appearing in only a few brief scenes and mostly to do harm; a hunter's bullet blinds Snowdrift, and it's saving her from running over a cliff that finally earns Granite the entire pack's approval. While naming them, even for the purpose of clarity, introduces a false note, the wolves are not unreasonably anthropomorphized; their behavior and "feelings" seem perfectly normal given the challenges of the Alaskan wild.

From the Publisher

"Keen observation of canine behavior and thorough research into wolf society help make this a heartfelt wildlife story, with plenty of dramatic events to keep the pages turning." Booklist, ALA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440413219
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
498,347
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Related Subjects

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Child of the Wolves 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an UNFORGETABLE stoy that you will absolutley LOVE!!!! A dog getting accepted into a wolf pack is unusual. This is a realistic book full of details, action, adventure, and love. You should REALLY read it!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was little I would read every animal book I could get my hands on. I would devour one book and then moving on to another, trying to absorb as much as possible. This is the only book I've ever read twice. It had a huge impression on me, and led me to find more material on wolves. To this day, wolves are one of my favorite animals. This story is set farther north in Alaska then I live, but I can still guarantee you that the story is very accurate in it's descriptions. I hope you enjoy it too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm in 9th grade now, and love wolves. Absolutely adore them (note my e-mail address). I read this book so long ago, probably in 3rd grade, and it's what got me addicted to wolves in the first place. Believe me, if anyone wants to know how a wolf pack really works, read this book. It's a great example of wolf compassion and the comparison between canine and human emotion is just extravagant! Please read this book, I promise you'll never forget it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was graet! Iv read it 3 times! it is so good I think it deserves all aworeds!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Exelent novel for children ive read this book 3times and I love it.Take my word for it.Elizabeth Hall if I where a book nominator I would put all awards on this one book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This wonderfull book filled with Sorrow and Adventure is about a youg dog named Granite. Granite was going to be sold for a sled dog but he ran away. Granite then finds a wolf pack and tries to blend in with them and he does, but lots of fellow pack members are still prejutice of him. Granite has to save other pack members, but also has to save himself from other pack members. This is a wolf story you will never forget!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! This book was sooooo good! I'm in 5th grade and I read this book in one day, because it was so good! I really like wolves so I thought I would read this book and see how it is... It is GREAT! I hope you read this book and I hope you have a nice, beautiful day!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book, it is the best book i have ever read. Its about a pup that has to learn the ways of the pack.I think that anyone that like adventure stories, and stories about animalz well love this story from the first page.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a story about an Alaskan pup stranded in the wilderness. A leader of a pack of wolves let him join the pack. When he joind the pack that is when the book got good. This book was the best book I have read. It was a great book because I like wolves. It was very adventurous.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's about a dog named Granite that runs away from his home.He encounters a wolf pack and Granite tries to show the leader of the wolf that he is worthy.He goes through many hardships and the wolf pack hates him and tries to kill him.Snowdrift, who took him in,didn't let the others hurt him and niether did Climber.You've gotta read this book!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is the greatest Book I've read in 4th grade. I did not get to take the test on it so I am gonna read it again then take the test!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think it was a good book. I read alot of books, but this was the best!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Story is about Siberian husky pup named Granite who likes with his family. Until he decides to run away from the future that lies ahead. He ends up in the Alaskan woods, frightened and lonly. Eventually he comes across a wolf pack, and he must try to please the mighty leader Ebony by taking daring chances to make his way into the pack. Granite tries to please the leader, and learns the hard ways of wilderness life. He struggles though harsh times during his adventures. Granite needs the wolf pack just as much as they 'need' him. Does Granite proove to Ebony that he is worthy of the wolf pack? Read this story to find out if Granite gets his wish... will he truly become the child of the wolves.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a Siberian husky pup named Granite that just escaped from being sold and seperated from his mother and brothers. He soon gets accepted into a wolf pack by the co-leader of the pack because her wolf pups had just been kidnapped by humans. The pack hates Granite accept Snowdrift and his friend in the pack Climber. More experiences with humans lead to sadness. Granite helps to not make them end in tragedy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is such a good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the bood child of the wolves is about. a dog and how she gives berth to here pups and she doesnt have any complications and she has very nice pups and they well be trained to be sled dogs. so they will pull people on sleds to go to places they need to go.