Return of the Wolf

Return of the Wolf

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by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
     
 

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What's it like to be a wolf living in the wilds off her own wits and strength? You can find out by reading "Return of the Wolf," an authentic account of how wolves hunt their prey, create their packs, and raise their pups, living and dying as they have for thousands of years. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent's first-hand knowledge of wolves, gained by helping raise a litter

Overview

What's it like to be a wolf living in the wilds off her own wits and strength? You can find out by reading "Return of the Wolf," an authentic account of how wolves hunt their prey, create their packs, and raise their pups, living and dying as they have for thousands of years. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent's first-hand knowledge of wolves, gained by helping raise a litter of wolf pups in captivity, taking long walks in the woods with a captive wolf named Koani, and observing wild wolves in Alaska, creates a dramatic and compelling story completely from the wolf's point of view.

Written by an award-winning author of books for young people and adults and originally published by Clarion Books in 1995 in an illustrated version, this book popular with readers and librarians has been out of print for several years but is now available for Nook.

School Library Journal wrote in a review, "Patent offers such close-up natural descriptions and keen observations that readers will feel as though they were in the wild...A wonderful read-aloud." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books' review said, "The writing is brisk and direct, finding a narrative line without imposing an unnatural plot."

Dorothy was able to write from the wolves' point of view because of her extensive personal experience with wolves, both captive and in the wild, while writing nonfiction books such as "Gray Wolf, Red Wolf" (Clarion Books), and "Dogs: The Wolf Within" (Lerner Books).

Here's a plot summary:
Driven away by her packmates, Sedra, a young female wolf, settles down in completely new territory. There she meets Jasper, a young male wolf also in search of a home. Sedra and Jasper hunt, play, learn their territory, and, with the coming of spring, begin a family—a new wolf pack. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent draws on her extensive knowledge of wolf behavior, based on first-hand observation as well as the scientific literature to create a dramatic story told completely from the wolf’s point of view. Realistic and quick-paced, Return of the Wolf provides fascinating details of the animals’ communication, wolf pups’ birth and training, and the wolves’ struggles to overcome obstacles and survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014985987
Publisher:
Skyview Books
Publication date:
07/22/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
119 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, a Ph.D zoologist, has been fascinated by wolves since childhood. The return of wolves into northern Montana from Canada in the 1980s inspired her to create this novel to honor those colonists. She has also written nonfiction books about wolves, including "Gray Wolf Red Wolf" and "When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone." She has received many awards for her work including the Golden Kite from the Society of Book Writers and Illustrators and the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award for Nonfiction for the body of her work. Dorothy lives with her husband, cookbook author Greg Patent, on the edge of a beautiful meadow overlooking the town of Missoula, Montana. For more information please visit her website at: www.dorothyhinshawpatent.com

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Return of the Wolf 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I luv this book. I recomend it to any wolf lovers out there. This book is about when two wolves meet and have pups. They then have a wolf pack, that hunts together amd watches out for 1 an other. It is a very loving story.
Weide More than 1 year ago
My favorite way to learn is to weave knowledge into a good story and that’s what Dorothy Hinshaw Patent did for wolves in her book, “Return of the Wolf”, which has just been released as an ebook. “Return of the Wolf” tells the story of Sedra, a female wolf driven from her pack who finds a home and builds a family. Dorothy tells the story from the wolf’s point of view without lapsing into Disneyesque anthropomorphism. School Library Journal wrote in a review, “Readers will feel as though they are in the wild.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Takes you into the animal kingdom with a touch fantasy and magic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was pretty good but 100 pages was a little short and ended suddenly overall it was pretty good
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To cute !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!