A Wolf Called Wander

A Wolf Called Wander

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"A young wolf cub, separated from his pack, journeys 1000 miles across the Pacific Northwest, dealing with forest fires, hunters, highways, and hunger before finding a new home. Based on the true story of a wolf called OR-7"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, Greenwillow Books,, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062895936
Branch Call Number: KIDS PAR
Characteristics: 243 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Armiño, Mónica - Illustrator

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cocowang2010
Nov 23, 2020

I read it before, I liked it so my friend is reading it now! She is liking it!

I would recommend this book people who like reading about animal lives. This is basically a realistic fiction except that it is all told from the point of view of a wolf. The struggles and hardships were hard for me to read (not because they were graphic, they are not) I just don't like reading about sad things happening. I was satisfied with the ending. Bluebonnet book. Recommended for grades 3-8.

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ejstory
Feb 10, 2020

This book has captivated our whole family!

Tigard_LindsayD Feb 02, 2020

A vivid, expansive journey of a young wolf who is separated from his pack. Wander, as the young wolf becomes known, narrates his journey with a full-formed voice and persistent yearning for companionship. The text is complemented by realistic illustrations by Mónica Armiño throughout. The black and white drawings enhance some of the most action-packed moments and also depict many of the species Wander meets. The finished text will come with backmatter. Since the Advanced Reader's Copy didn't, I read the Wikipedia page of OR-7, the real life Wander. I learned that OR-7 was the first wolf in western Oregon since 1947! I expect that A Wolf Called Wander will be a great launching point for elementary and middle school classes to talk about the environment, endangered animals, and the challenges around making a home for predators in relatively more developed areas. Recommended for young fans of suspenseful reads, animal survival, and the wild.

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kaedanawesomeguy
Aug 27, 2019

I liked this book it was cool and intresting

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The_Zookeeper
Aug 17, 2019

This was a great story and it's even better when you find out it's based on a real wolf. For anyone who loves animal stories, give this one a try.

LPL_MaryW Jul 20, 2019

A Wolf Called Wander is based on the true story of OR-7, or Journey, a wolf who traveled over 1,000 miles in the Pacific northwest in search of home. In this tale, Swift is the wolf determined to survive. The fastest of all his siblings, he dreams of leading a pack of his own. But after rivals threaten his family, Swift finds himself alone in the chaos. Facing hunters, highways, forest fires, and hunger, the wolf journeys relentlessly, longing for family and the mountains of home. Inspiring reverence for nature and wildlife, this is a story so powerful it gave a wolf his name.

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darladoodles
Jul 09, 2019

A wolf finds himself alone when a rival pack annihilates his family. This is the story of his journey to find a place of his own and establish his own pack. View the world through his eyes as he adapts to life on his own and navigates mountains, prairie and desert. Often demonized, the wolf gets an empathetic presentation along with beautiful illustrations. I received a paperback ARC from the publisher which unfortunately did not include the end notes with the true story behind the book. Would definitely recommend to animal lovers and fans of books like Pax and The One and Only Ivan.

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pong86r
Jun 04, 2019

A touching story. Beautifully told in a way that describes how the world behaves, how it smells, and looks all from the perspective of a child as he finds his way to adulthood. It raises some great reflection points about how the lessons that we are taught growing up, mixed with the things that we learn through our experiences in life. These are the things that shape us into the wolves, or people, that we grow into. I highly recommend this story!

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ejstory
Feb 10, 2020

ejstory thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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