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Wolf: The Journey Home
     

Wolf: The Journey Home

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by 'Asta Bowen
 

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In this fictionalized account of real events, a female wolf named Marta, along with her young family, sets out on an epic journey to return to their home hunting grounds in Montana after they are mistakenly relocated by a group of naturalists. Told believably from Marta's point of view, the story takes the reader deep into a wolf's world, as Marta's determination

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In this fictionalized account of real events, a female wolf named Marta, along with her young family, sets out on an epic journey to return to their home hunting grounds in Montana after they are mistakenly relocated by a group of naturalists. Told believably from Marta's point of view, the story takes the reader deep into a wolf's world, as Marta's determination to protect her pups and find their way home takes her on adventures that are by turns heart warming, perilous, and ultimately tragic.

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When Marta's mate is killed, she is left to raise their three cubs. The only other member of their pack is Oldtooth, an aging wolf who finds it harder and harder to hunt each day. The pack is caught (with the exception of Rann, Marta's only son) and transported to another area, one still rife with dangers such as grizzly bears and traps. Confused, the pack is separated. They are left to either survive or die as nature and humans dictate. The wolves must not only find food—a difficult task in itself—but also fight or evade predators, ranging from owls to bears to humans. This heartbreaking true story will force the reader to ponder the fate of wolves in today's world. Bowen depicts the events from a wolf's point of view without giving the wolf too much of a "human" voice. While the story is immensely sad when judged by normal fiction standards, it is an accurate portrayal of wolves' lives and how humans, even well-meaning ones, harm these majestic creatures. 2006, Bloomsbury, Ages 10 up.
—Amie Rose Rotruck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582346892
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/27/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.08(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

'Asta Bowen lives in rural Montana. She is also a contributor to Writers on the Range, the syndication service of High Country News.

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Wolf: The Journey Home 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
animalsandmagic More than 1 year ago
This book was really good, if a little sad, and is the story of a mother wolf and her pups after being relocated. Once moved begin to try to get back home to where they came from. This book was based off of the lives of real wolves that were being studied and because of this the wolves in the book are normal wolves. This is a very good read for anyone who loves animals, especially wolves and want to read a more natural book. Unlike many documentary's, the story is told in a very interesting way. Once you begin reading this book you won't want to stop until you know what happens to the wolves. Just a warning though, the more you love animals the more emotional you will be while reading this book. I loved it and it is one of my favorite books that don't have or need speech between the animals to make it interesting.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read, its just kind of a sad story
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