Wolf Shadows

Wolf Shadows

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by Mary Casanova, Dan Brown (6)
     
 

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Even though the sound of the wolves' howls sends chills down his spine, Seth would miss it if it ever stopped. He wants the wolf pack to thrive. But Seth's beliefs put him at odds with many who think the wolves threaten their livelihood--Seth's best friend, Matt, among them. Then Matt commits a horrible act of violence, and Seth must choose between wolves and a… See more details below

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Overview

Even though the sound of the wolves' howls sends chills down his spine, Seth would miss it if it ever stopped. He wants the wolf pack to thrive. But Seth's beliefs put him at odds with many who think the wolves threaten their livelihood--Seth's best friend, Matt, among them. Then Matt commits a horrible act of violence, and Seth must choose between wolves and a lifelong friendship. The choice he makes nearly costs Matt his life. An action-packed, thought-provoking sequel to "Moose Tracks".

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Donna Freedman
Seth Jacobson, son of a Minnesota game warden, is intrigued by the re-establishment of wolves in the area. Yet his best friend echoes a common sentiment among area farmers: wolves kill livestock. Seth is torn between his own knowledge of wolf behavior and his desire to remain friends with Matt. But when his pal commits an act of senseless violence, Seth must choose between what's right and what's easy. This intriguing short novel lopes along as gracefully as a wolf on hard-packed snow, and should interest city and country kids equally-particularly home-schooled children, since Seth studies at home.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8Seth Jacobson's father is a game warden in northern Minnesota, where some local farmers and hunters hate the few wolves that still roam free. Although frightened by them, Seth admires the animals, and his best friend, Matt, taunts him with the epithet "wolf lover." Their conflict comes to a head when Matt shoots a wolf and Seth disgustedly deserts his friend in the woods, endangering his life. In the aftermath of Matt's rescue, both boys start to sort out their thinking. A sequel to Casanova's Moose Tracks (Hyperion, 1995), this novel carries the message that demonization of wolves is wrong. It also conveys the general notion that either love or hate can cloud judgment. The friendship between Seth and Matt is not completely convincing, but Seth is a well-realized character. Some readers will expect more action than this slow-paced, message-heavy novel of reflection offers.Claudia Morrow, Berkeley Public Library, CA
From the Publisher

"Wolf Shadows portrays inner issues of friendship and conflict, honesty and lying, fear and courage, all within a well-researched and fast-paced story that makes the wolves, deer, moose, and raptors of the north country come alive." —Star Tribune

"Casanova offers a well-reasoned argument for wolf protection in this tense, fast-paced story." —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979344411
Publisher:
Quercus Press
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Sales rank:
1,512,245
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Casanova is the author of thirty books for young readers, ranging from picture books to historical fiction and YA novels. Her many awards include an American Library Association “Notable,” a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and two Minnesota Book Awards.

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