Star Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond Series #6)

Star Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond Series #6)

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by Kathryn Lasky
     
 

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The stunning conclusion to bestselling author Kathryn Lasky's Wolves of the Beyond series!

A new land awaits the wolves of the Beyond.

A great cold and a powerful earthquake have shattered the Beyond forever, and the wolves must find a new home in order to survive. Their only hope lies in what they call the Distant Blue, a faint haze they can make out beyond

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The stunning conclusion to bestselling author Kathryn Lasky's Wolves of the Beyond series!

A new land awaits the wolves of the Beyond.

A great cold and a powerful earthquake have shattered the Beyond forever, and the wolves must find a new home in order to survive. Their only hope lies in what they call the Distant Blue, a faint haze they can make out beyond the frozen sea.

Once an outcast, Faolan has spent a lifetime proving that he can be a leader. But as he steps out onto the narrow Ice Bridge the wolves will follow to the Distant Blue, Faolan may be leading his friends into terrible danger. The Distant Blue could save the wolves, or it could be another broken land. And the wolves will face jagged ice, howling winds, and unknown threats from the deep just to get there. Can the refugees work together to reach their new home? Or will Faolan and the last remaining wolves of the Beyond be lost forever?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kayla Kehn
In the sixth book of the “Wolves of the Beyond” series, a powerful earthquake has struck, and an arctic chill has overtaken the Beyond, the place the wolves call home. It has been destroyed, along with the long-held traditions of their wolf clan. The wolves have only one chance of survival: crossing a mysterious bridge that leads to an unknown location. Though they are uncertain, they believe it goes to a new land. Foalan, the leader of a pack of wolves, bears, an owl and two eagles, leads the animals on the journey to cross this treacherous, icy bridge. They adventure off to this new land they call the “Distant Blue,” traveling miles over a frozen sea in search of a new home. The journey is terrifying, forcing them to overcome rifts and powerful winds along the way. They meet other creatures that help them through their journey. This story will keep readers on their toes; it has no dull moments. Lasky has created an extraordinary, imaginary world. The “Wolves of the Beyond” series is told in third person omniscient, which helps the readers empathize with all the different animals’ perspectives. Each chapter focuses on a new story of a character, whose actions reveal the different roles in the pack. The author conveys the significance of leadership; and that by working together they can all accomplish one goal. The numerous twists of this book will keep kids reading and immersed in the action. Reviewer: Kayla Kehn; Ages 8 to 12.
From the Publisher

Praise for the first book of 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 . . . with 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 . . ." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS

Children's Literature - Barbara Monroe
This is the sixth book in the series “Wolves of the Beyond.” By the sixth book readers have come to know the characters and their predicament. However, if someone picked up this book first, they would not be disappointed or confused. The story is about a small band of creatures: eight wolves, three wolf pups, two bear cubs, and a Masked Owl, traveling across an ice bridge to a new land. It is a land they call the Distant Blue because it looks blue. This trip seems simple enough but, of course, it is not. This harrowing journey is filled with suspense, vivid imagery, and even a little magic. This diverse band travels through slippery passages, their claws digging deep into the ice for support. Over high ridges with winds so fierce it pushed one of the pups over the bridge and into the ice-cold water. The pup is saved, however, his personality and mannerisms are changed as he starts sleep walking and talking in rhymes. He reveals the world beneath the dark, cold water, adding an interesting dimension to the story. There is also an evil element, a rouge wolf pack whose leader wants to kill one of the wolves and take her pup. The story includes unusual words such as: skaarsgard, cleave hwlyn, lochinvyrr and skree, to name a few. Having a glossary might have helped but the context usually explains their meaning. A good captivating read. Reviewer: Barbara Monroe; Ages 9 to 11.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545279628
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Series:
Wolves of the Beyond Series , #6
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
393,263
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile:
800L (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 more than seven million copies in print, 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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I have been waiting for it for soooo LONG! B&N will please please get minecraft poket ed. I really want that on my color! If you think so too please hit YES!!! Thanks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so suprised they made another 1 usually if any book makes it to a new home thats usualy the end of the series and thanks mrs.kathryn if you see this post
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very exciting and wonderful book. I read all of them except for lone wolf but I now have all the books and plan on reading lone wolf. I recommend you (If you already haven't already) to read the Guardians of Ga'hoole series first, most importantly books 7 and the following books. I also enjoyed the Epilogue where it talked about Bison but I don't quite understand the burnt-face horse. Maybe it had something to do with the Guardians books? But overall this was an awesome book and I rate this 4/5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is BRILLIANT!!!!! I loved it! I liked how Abban started talking in riddles! ( and for those of you who dont know who Abban is he is Caila and Heep's pup) possibly most of all im glad that heep got his tail bitten off and that he got skewered. Sorry i didnt mean to get all grusom but who in the world liked heep?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So this is the end of the Wolves series. Faolan leads a group of several creatures on a harrowing journey on a bridge of ice, and when they finally get to the end of their journey, the book ends. Then the author writes a book about Lyze of Kiel, a prequel to the Guardians series. I had hoped that after that she would announce a seventh book, but now she just announced a new series about horses. Horses on a boat withPEOPLE. In a world away from the wolves. Well this is my farewell to the series unfinished. Slaan boladh Wolves of the Beyond……
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please please Miss Laskey write more on the Wolves of The Beyond or please tell us about Faolan's past lives in other book series like when Faolan was a bear or and owl as it.mentions in the books! (:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fauolan/Fengo Edme/Stormfast Right?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please write more books and by the way this book is amazing i loved it definitley read write more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. This is a great series. I can't wait to see what Kathryn Lasky will write next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im so excited! I cant believe it. To bad it comes out in January.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is soooo awesome. I cried at some parts and think that you should write a book 7 telling about Faolen and Edme's life together
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My name is Katkar I was raised by the outclaners cheiftan I am strong though i have never killed Im seeking refuge from others i have found none. Im a male gray speckled black I left my mate behind when i ran from outclanners
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am silver moon i need a pack an fast age 6 moons marking is black and grey mixed one whit streak down her back gender girl plsc in pack no pack id be happy if i get a pack!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The whole book is sooo cool! When bells dies it is so sad and pretty i felt like crying wilig tears. ANIMAL LOVER / WOLVES ROCK!!!!! @ HOME.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I GIVE THIS BOOK A RATE OF 5 BILLION STARS ACTUALLY MORE THEN THAT BUT THE NUMBERS AREN'T REAL WORDS/ NUMBERS ANYWAYS I HOPE SHE MAKE OF THESE STORIES THEN THE OWLS OF G'AHOOLE TO SUM IT UP I LOVE KATHRYN LASKY'S BOOKS AND I WOULD BE SO SAD IF SHE DIDNT MAKE A BUNCH MORE BOOKS LOVE ALL THE CHARCTERS AND KATHRYN UR AWESONE TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book that will take your breath away. Im a great fan of kathryn lasky with her i first began to love books now they are agreat part of my life. Please write a book 7 so we know how they learn to survive in this new land. I loved what the horse said to faolan by the way
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it Wish Cress was out sooner Will read this a million times over
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It is wonderful and Highly Recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PEOPLE STOP ROLEPLAYING YOUR RUINING THE BOOK REVIEW MAKE A WEBSITE OR A FACEBOOK PAGE YOUR LIKE WARRIORS PEOPLE LOOK AT REVIEWS TO THINK IF THEY WANT TO GET THIS BOOK! P.S ITS A BOOK NOT A ROLEPLAYING GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book and series. I will never stop reading Lasky's books and i hope she makes more books based on this world
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book looks like a good one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best ever! I wish she wrote more I hope you enjoy all of the books like me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OH THANK GOODNESS I THOUGHT #5 WAS THE LAST BOOK.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVE this series, and I have read all the amazing books. I just think it was a bad idea to have an ending like that. I think it would be really cool if Kathryn Lasky wrote another book and tell about their new life in the Distant Blue. Do Foalan and Edme ever have a pup? Does the "clan" become friends with the horses? I am a bookworm. I need another book to read! P.S.- I don't mean to talk bad about the books, I'm just giving suggestions! <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book with suspense and everlasting friendship!