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Shadow Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond Series #2)

Shadow Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond Series #2)

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by Kathryn Lasky

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The second installment in bestselling author Kathryn Lasky's staggering WOLVES OF THE BEYOND series, a spinoff of the legendary Guardians of Ga'Hoole books.

The wolf pup Faolan was born with a twisted paw, a slight defect that caused his wolf clan to abandon him in the forest to die. But Faolan, with the help of the grizzly bear who raised him as her own,


The second installment in bestselling author Kathryn Lasky's staggering WOLVES OF THE BEYOND series, a spinoff of the legendary Guardians of Ga'Hoole books.

The wolf pup Faolan was born with a twisted paw, a slight defect that caused his wolf clan to abandon him in the forest to die. But Faolan, with the help of the grizzly bear who raised him as her own, survived.

Now he's made it back to his clan as a gnaw wolf, the lowest ranking pack member. And the hardships are just beginning. Another gnaw wolf, Heep, is jealous of Faolan and sets him up for failure. As if these humiliations are not enough, Faolon is framed for the murder of a wolf pup. Faolan must catch the culprit in time and prove he deserves to be a full member of the clan.

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Praise for the first book in the Wolves of the Beyond series.

"This is a soulful, searching read consumed with the spiritual journeys of animals and the ethereal connection between slayer and slain. [W]ith an invigorating ending that bodes well for the next volume." - Booklist

"The author builds a captivating world of forest, snow and volcanoes populated by intelligent animals and weaves a compelling story sure to bring readers back for the second installment." - Kirkus

Children's Literature - Renee Farrah Vess
Previously, Faolan won the right to return to his wolf clan. Although he is back, he is far from welcomed. His position is the lowest of the low, a gnaw wolf, whose only job is to sniff for possible prey and grovel at the paws of higher ranking wolves. Faolan's upbringing by the bear Thunderheart, his physique, especially the mysterious swirl on his splayed paw, and his talent for gnawing stories on bones, separate him further from the clan. His chance to change his clan position is linked to the outcome of the Gaddergnaw Games. If Faolan can win, he can join the wolves of the Watch, an elite and reclusive group of wolves who protect the Ring of Sacred Volcanoes. He is favored to win, until he is framed for murder by another wolf that is determined to watch him fail. The second installment in the "Wolves of the Beyond" series takes place in the same world as the Guardians of Ga'Hoole books. A story about believing in yourself and achieving what everyone says is impossible, this is a novel for fantasy beginners who enjoy new worlds, new words, and prophesies. Reviewer: Renee Farrah Vess
School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—Fans of the "Guardians of Ga'Hoole" series (Scholastic) and those who ate up Lone Wolf (Scholastic, 2009), the first book in this series, will be eager to learn the fate of mother grizzly bear Thunderheart's beloved adopted-wolf-son, Faolan, who was born with a deformed paw and left to die until she found him. In this tightly plotted, lyrical tale, Faolan endures his lot as a gnaw wolf, but has no idea how to bend his innate bravery and confidence into the accepted fringe behavior, cowering and cringing while mashing his face in the dirt to show the required obeisance. Lasky blends her powerful skill in establishing a setting with Faolan's lilting poetry and song, revealing his tender heart and the forest's own beauty. She builds the wolf society as if it were a human tribe of both wise and blind leaders, living in a culture of cruelty, survival, evil, and honor. It is the magic of tribal strength and love that lays down the only hope for a talented young wolf. Readers will be delighted that heroes from Lasky's "Ga'Hoole" series appear to challenge the established world in this fascinating addition to the "Wolves" series.—Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA

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Scholastic, Inc.
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Wolves of the Beyond Series , #2
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Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.97(d)
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga’Hoole fantasy series has sold more than 4 million copies, and she is the author of the Daughters of the Sea series, the Wolves of the Beyond series, as well as A TIME FOR COURAGE and other Dear America titles. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles, such as BEYOND THE BURNING TIME and TRUE NORTH. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, MA.

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Shadow Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 218 reviews.
Taylor85445 More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome sequel to Lone Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond Series #1). It has a lot of interesting and unexpected twists to the story, and it's an "edge of your seat" plot. A great read for kids 8+!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best series ever
Stephanie Stearns More than 1 year ago
This book is for a person who is patient because the begining is kind if boring. But then the middle gets really intresting! The detail is great :)
kim grier More than 1 year ago
Great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bought as a gift for a 5th grader. Excellent choice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One word. Wow. I read the first book and didn't think the second would be so....so..soo..amazing! Sometimes it got a little confusing and i had to reread parts but,it was really good and i might just have to read it a 2nd time. These books are so detailed and the plot line feels so real and interesting lke it ws actually happening i dunno why they decided to call it shadow though.... i've already finished the 3rd book and just so you know it has a bad word in it jusst sayin'... Anywayz the book is awesome and Faolan ends up actually getting some respect and he knows that he's somewhat special and he also learns (i feel like i'm saying "and" to often) that some wolves are afraid of the swirl on his paw like the other gnaw wolf Hepe.Hepe gets so scared of the print that he doesn't bite Faolan when the cheiften told him too...pretty weird right? Anyways that's the end of my review buy the book RIGHT NOW! It's worth it trust me! I loved this book once i started it was hard for me to stop! And again that one word... Wow.(only it's a bigger wow this time lol - i'm not kidding.. lol)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello my name is Fay. I am a good friend of Faolan. He says it portrays Thunderheart great! I will sadly not be in any books but I am Lanie's sister in Gaurdians of Ga'hoole. Suprisingly she is not in those books but she is the queen of foxes and a member of the band.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm making another BloodClan Story Enoy it please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Scourge-Scourge is a small black tom with a right paw in the front that is white and icy-blue eyes with a torn left ear, many scars, and a dark purple collar studded with the teeth of dogs and cats, his claws are reinforced with dogs' teeth, formerly a kittypet named Tiny; he is BloodClan leader without a belief im StarClan or warrior code, and he is very strong Mate:Willow Bone-Bone is a massive black-and-white tom with green eyes, broad shoulders, a long scar down his nose and face, and long fur; he serves as Scourge's second-in-command and wears a striped collar and bloody dog teeth reinforced claws Willow-Willow is long-haired she-cat with a scar across her muzzle, two white dashes on her paws, tan fur, a white underbelly, dark blue eyes, a scar across her tail, a nicked ear, and darker patches of fur on her pelt with claws reinforced with dogs' teeth, and a yellow collar studded with bloodstained dogs' teeth, and her claws are like blades and maces stained with blood, formerly Willowfur of RiverClan and is half-daughter of Tigerstar; leader's mate Mate:Scourge Grass-Grass is a dark brown tabby she-cat with black stripes, a nicked right ear, a white dash on her chest, thorn-sharp, hooked claws which are reinforced with dogs' teeth, sharp fangs, moss-green eyes, an orange collar studded with dogs' and cats' teeth, a scar across her soft underbelly, an icy voice, friends with Scourge and Willow, hates most cats, and is a strong BloodClanner with broad shoulders; trusted warrior cat Silver-Silver is a tall she-cat with torn off fur on her back, silvery-blue eyes, gray fur, a dark silver collar studded with dogs' teeth, bloodstained claws, a ripped ear, a dark tip on her muzzle, a ragged tail, many scars and wounds, and sharp fangs like daggers, is kind of experienced; has Indigo as a mate, a tom with mottled fur that loves fighting Mate:Indigo Indigo-Indigo is a mottled tom with a shredded left ear, a black collar studded with teeth, light, pale eyes which are ice-blue, has a grayish glow, sharp claws, and much experience with the ways of BloodClan; Silver is his mate Mate:Silver Honey-Honey, formerly Poppy, is a golden she-cat with darker golden stripes, yellow-orange eyes, and white paws with a pink nose; has a mate named Snake, Ginger's sis Mate:Snake Snake-Snake is a dark gray and white tom with icy blue-green eyes with a blazing yellow glow; is Ice's brother Mate:Honey Ice-Ice is a large black-and-white tomcat with blue-green eyes, a blue collar studded with dogs' teeth, dog teeth reinforced claws, and an underbite; brothers with Snake Mate:Shadey Shadey-Shadey is a pitch black she-cat with amber eyes, three white paws, a white underbelly, dogs' teeth reinforced claws, dark green collar studded with dogs' and cats' teeth Mate:Ice Cedar-Cedar is a tall orange she-cat with darker orange stripes, delicate white paws, and blue-green eyes with silky, shaky voice, a hardly icy at all glare, no collar, no reinforced claws, many wounds and scars, Ice and Snake's sister;formerly a cat named Violet but name was changed to something else Mangle-Mangle is a black-and-white tomcat with hardly icy blue-green eyes, no collar, not reinforced claws; a.k.a. Barley Brick-Brick is a ginger-russet she-cat with hard and bloody claws, green eyes, a patch of fur ripped off with red collar Ginger-Ginger is a dark ginger she-cat; formerly named Fawn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a really good book I read it in about a week it was so good and I got an A on a book report about it.
Emily Shreiner More than 1 year ago
this is such a good book if u like mystery and adventure get this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Why sure"Silven smiles
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definetly worth getting! I love this book series! Kathryn Lasky has done it again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Love shadow wolf a cursed pup is m.........m...........MURDERED!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent finished it yet!! Want longer time to borrow. Great book by the way. Love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book definetly deserves 5 stars! Please do read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I need a pack. Anyone im lost
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Sharmaine Johnson More than 1 year ago
if you liked faolon in book one than you will love this faolon is back but in a clan as the lowest rank possible but he got problems the games start to be a much high rank than a gnaw wolf but gnaw wolfs only from all clans but before that faolon gets shamed but meets a friend and a malachad a disformed wolf pup but didnt lay a paw and her the hunting portion of the games has started but he othher gnaw wolf in his class threw him off of his consutration and on top of that faolon gets fraud for killing a malachad the most grousome thing another wolf could. do the malachad is left on the trummfraw to die by the doings of nature hope you enjoy the book there is so much mire instored
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book i have ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Female also needs a mate jet black fur percing blue eyes
PokeWolf09876 More than 1 year ago
i really like the book it is one of my favorite series and i hope she makes more wolf series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im on the 4th chapter and its so sad:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to everyone. Not very long, but a great read. And to those who keep posting things that apply to role playing, please stop or i will happily contact the nook supetvisors. Thank you.