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Howling Hill

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Hanni the wolf pup has never been alone before, and now she's lost in the wilderness. She's too little and scared even to cry out for help! But Hanni soon learns to trust the world outside and the wolf inside—and finally discovers a howl within, long a deep, that brings her family to the rescue. From an award-winning novelist comes this thrilling picture-book tale, illustrated with dynamic paintings that capture the dramatic landscape of the far north.

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Overview

Hanni the wolf pup has never been alone before, and now she's lost in the wilderness. She's too little and scared even to cry out for help! But Hanni soon learns to trust the world outside and the wolf inside—and finally discovers a howl within, long a deep, that brings her family to the rescue. From an award-winning novelist comes this thrilling picture-book tale, illustrated with dynamic paintings that capture the dramatic landscape of the far north.

While separated from her family in the wilderness area along the Nahanni River, a wolf pup discovers that she can express her loneliness in a long, loud howl.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Hobbs delivered a wintertime survival tale in his YA novel Far North; here he brings that same type of suspenseful adventure to picture book format. His protagonist this time, however, is no adolescent but a wolf pup. Somewhat anthropomorphizing his characters, Hobbs sets up a problem for Hanni straightaway: a la Eric Carle's The Very Quiet Cricket, she can't howl ("Don't worry," her mother tells her. "It's inside of you...somewhere deep inside."). Then mishap overtakes her. While playing on a log in the river, Hanni is separated from her family and swept fast away. She plunges bravely into the water (and discovers she can swim) just before reaching a deadly waterfall. A bear drifting in and out of hibernation helps her most of the way home; returning to the apparently deserted Howling Hill, Hanni finally finds her voice and howls for the first time and thus summons the pack. The coming-of-age theme overloads the story a bit, but the tension stays strong. Kastner, previously paired with Hobbs for Beardream, contributes exciting, motion-filled oils. Rendered in broad, blurry strokes, her wolves and bears are realistic, with only some subtle posing to give Hanni the occasional childlike attitude. Ages 5-up. (Sept.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-This fresh adventure story introduces some new elements to the ever-popular theme of losing and finding home. Here, a wolf cub and a sleepy brown bear play out the drama in Canada's vast Northwest Territories. Little Hanni named for the Nahanni River is frightened when she is separated from her pack during an outing. She is, however, a survivor, and on her journey home she learns some valuable lessons. She finds out that she can swim when she is forced to jump into the river just before the log she is riding goes over the falls. Next, she meets a large bear that brings her close to home and teaches her to use her sense of smell to guide her the rest of the way. When she finally reaches Howling Hill and is reunited with her family, she discovers that her wish has come true-she has grown up enough to howl and can join the pack in song. In the text, the water of Howling Hill is described as "hot" and "stinky;" unfortunately, no explanation is given for this and children will wonder why. The full-color oil paintings laid out in double-paged spreads give some idea of the grandeur of the area and its wildness. The details of the wolves' activities invite close inspection. The last illustration dramatically shows the animals howling into a blood-red dawn.-Virginia Golodetz, Children's Literature New England, Burlington, VT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688154295
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 999,855
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD650L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Will Hobbs is the award-winning author of nineteen novels, including Far North, Crossing the Wire, and Take Me to the River.

Never Say Die began with the author's eleven-day raft trip in 2003 down the Firth River on the north slope of Canada's Yukon Territory. Ever since, Will has been closely following what scientists and Native hunters are reporting about climate change in the Arctic. When the first grolar bear turned up in the Canadian Arctic, he began to imagine one in a story set on the Firth River.

A graduate of Stanford University, Will lives with his wife, Jean, in Durango, Colorado.

Jill Kastner is the popular illustrator of numerous books for children, including Aurora Means Dawn by Scott Russell Sanders and Howling Hill and Beardream by Will Hobbs. She has also written and illustrated two books of her own, Snake Hunt and Barnyard Big Top, which Kirkus Reviews called "great fun."

Jill Kastner is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives with her husband, Tim, and their daughter, Carson, in Weehawken, New Jersey.

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