"Ahrooooooo" went the cry. It was the call of the wolf pack. A young boy named Two Birds heard it, and so did his wolf. Two Birds had found the abandoned wolf pup, and they had grown up together. Now, the wild was calling, and Two Birds had a choice to make. Struggling with a mix of emotions, he must decide whether his love for the wolf is greater than his need to be near it. Will Two Birds learn to let gonot just of the wolf, but also of his own fears?
Whispers of the Wolf is a beautiful picture book set around 500 years ago among the Pueblo Indians of the desert Southwest. A heartwarming piece of historical fiction, it weaves together themes of community, tradition, self-esteem, and respect for all life, creating a realistic portrait of a culture that continues to exert a vibrant, living influence today.
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Pauline Ts’o is an author, illustrator, screenwriter, photographer, and co-founder of Rhythm and Hues Studios, a computer animation and visual effects company that has won multiple Academy Awards (Life of Pi, Babe, and The Golden CompassBest Visual Effects). Pauline’s production credits as a digital artist and lighting/art director include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Disney’s theme park attraction It’s Tough to be a Bug, and various commercials, including the first Coca-Cola Polar Bear spot. She lives in Los Angeles, CA, with her husband and two 11-year old twins.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Whispers of the Wolf is a deceptively simple story with surprising depth. A small lonely boy doesn’t like to run with his tribe because he’s always last. A small lonely wolf will surely die if nobody saves it. And a boy with a wolf learns to see through different eyes (and ears and paws), to tell stories, to make friends, and finally to run. But Whispers of the Wolf isn’t just about friendship. It’s about finding yourself, learning to trust, and even letting go. Two Birds lets go of his isolation, lets go of his fears, and finally even lets go of his beloved wolf. Whispers tells of an unchanging world, for all that it's set in a well-researched and convincing Pueblo village of the 1500s. Paws still pad today on the same ground. Winds still blow from distant lands. And if we stop talking long enough, we might still hear and see. Add wonderful illustrations, beautifully described in fact-filled notes at the back of the book, and this becomes a volume to treasure, for parents and children, for growing and learning together. Meet the pueblo Indians, run like a prayer, and look into the eyes of story. Enjoy. Disclosure: I was given a free copy by the publisher and I offer my honest review. It’s wonderful!