Watch Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond Series #3)

Watch Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond Series #3)

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by Kathryn Lasky
     
 

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A wolf's eye view of the legends of Ga'Hoole in this stirring third installment of the Wolves of Beyond series by bestselling author Kathryn Lasky.

Born with a twisted paw, Faolan was abandoned as a wolf pup and left to die. But not only did he survive and make it back to the wolf clan, he proved himself to be one of the most worthy wolves of all.

But just as

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A wolf's eye view of the legends of Ga'Hoole in this stirring third installment of the Wolves of Beyond series by bestselling author Kathryn Lasky.

Born with a twisted paw, Faolan was abandoned as a wolf pup and left to die. But not only did he survive and make it back to the wolf clan, he proved himself to be one of the most worthy wolves of all.

But just as Faolan is about to take his place as one of the revered Wolves of the Watch, a fellow watch wolf goes missing. Faolan is sent to track her down and makes a horrifying discovery - she has been kidnapped by bears. A war is coming between the wolves and the bears, and only Faolan can stop it.

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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 - Judy Crowder
Readers who appreciate anthropomorphic (talking animal) sagas—and devoured the Guardians of Ga'hoole books—will love this third tale about Faolan, a young wolf who was abandoned at birth because of a splayed paw, but raised by a motherless grizzly. In Watch Wolf, Faolan has worked his way up to joining the wolves of the watch at the ring of sacred volcanoes. But first he must journey to his tummfraw, the place of his abandonment, to make (or find?) peace. If Joseph Campbell had outlined Faolan's journey, he couldn't have done a better job; the wolf's journey is a true quest in the classical sense, and the young wolf a true hero. Joining him is a smaller female wolf, Edme, who must branch off on her own tummfraw. All goes fairly well, and they begin their training as watch wolves, even renewing Faolan's friendship with one of Ga'hoole's owls, Gwynneth. But there is a traitorous wolf leader in Ga'hoole, brutal Dunbar Macheath, who plans to kidnap a bear cub and end the harmony between wolves and grizzlies. It is up to Faolan and Edme to prevent a catastrophic war. Lasky, a gifted and prolific writer, has done her homework, incorporating wolf, grizzly, etc. behavior into this compelling tale. Her animal characters range from brave Faolan and Edme to vicious Dunbar, to winsome Toby, the grizzly cub, to a comic relief magpie in the role of traveling salesman. Especially intriguing are two story elements. First is the single mention of humankind: "others," who walked on two legs and have been gone for thousands of years. Second is Faolan's mysterious inner knowledge that he has never been taught. This page-turner should appeal to even reluctant readers. Reviewer: Judy Crowder
Children's Literature - Toni Jourdan
Faolan and Edme are young wolves entering the world with handicaps. Faolan has a twisted paw and Edme has only one eye. As per wolf clan tradition they are abandoned to die. Faolan is adopted by a mother grizzly bear that raises him until her death. Edme finds her way back to her clan, the Macheaths. The young wolves compete and get accepted into the highly respected "Wolves of the Watch." Before they take their place at the ring of sacred volcanoes they must return to their tummfraw, or place of abandonment. On their journey Edme befriends a young grizzly cub named Toby, not knowing that it is forbidden to get near a bear's cubs. Learning of this mistake, the Macheaths come up with a plan to start a war between the wolves and the bears by kidnapping young Toby. Faolan and Edme must rescue Toby before the war begins destroying the Beyond forever. Many sub-stories exist: female wolves that leave their clan because of abuse, jealous wolves that plot out Edme's demise, as well as Faolan's friendship with Gwynneth, one of the Ga'hoole's owls. Third in the "Wolves of the Beyond" series, it gives a nod to the Guardians of Ga'Hoole books, also written by Lasky. I appreciated the anthropomorphic storyline but was very uncomfortable with the inner subject matter of women and child abuse, kidnapping, and overall cruelty. I would suggest the reader be closer to tween age and older due to subject matter. They may be wolves and bears but I found it impossible to distance myself from their many hardships.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545093156
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Series:
Wolves of the Beyond Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
88,988
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)
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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE WOLVES THEY ARE THE BEST ANIMALS EVER
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a magnificent example if a book u never want to put down i myself read it in less than 2days. I love the laast bit it was the sweetest and most beutiful thing!
Hannah Parker More than 1 year ago
Its all so well written! Its like its a real world. The author writes it as if she has actually lived in that sort of world. Its like the cultures are real and things are meant to happen. I love this series so much I read the books over all the time! Ps. The pit scares me but it makes sense how Old Cags thinks... Pss. You should try the warrior series if you like this series.
TheLoneWolf More than 1 year ago
Very good! i learned some wolf words also!! very nice!! 5 stars! and i love wolves sothis is the perfect bookfor meh :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book it was a great book!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book loved it
Jason Harris More than 1 year ago
Everyone should read this seires. Foalan is brave and kind. If you love this book read warriors.
Alex Fischer More than 1 year ago
It was over all a good book. But, i was rather disapointed in it, it was a bit predictable, and to short. It ended to fast, too. But in the end, it's a good book.
colleen hickey More than 1 year ago
I am in love with this series! I cant wait until the next book comes out
Blair Reilly More than 1 year ago
This book iz so good even do i juzt started 2 reed it. I luv how real it all seemz and how suzpenzeful da action iz.
Sarah Clark More than 1 year ago
I love this series! Especially the gaurdians of gahoole!
thunderheart More than 1 year ago
u should read the books
David Dalrymple More than 1 year ago
this was an amazing book series,but i just wish there were more
Annslee Smith More than 1 year ago
A great book, I highly recomend it for people who love fantasy and animals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a exellent book and so are all the others I love this seris
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever, so fast paced, it's impossible to put down. I love all the characcters and all the action -- this should be a must read book on you're booklist
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good and hard to put down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have just stared this book book and so far am enjoying it. I think it is really interesting and, while I was reading I couldn't take my eye of of it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good . Would love to see these stories as movies someday
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I really liked this story but than again i like all of kateran laaskys books but any way i really liked how you got to meet att of the gnaw wolves and if this book were reality i would want to be a gnaw wolf. :D
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