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A Wolf Called Wander

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Author: Rosanne Parry

A New York Times bestseller "Don't miss this dazzling tour de force."--Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal winning author of The One and Only Ivan

This gripping novel about survival and family is based on the real story of one wolf's incredible journey to find a safe place to call home. Illustrated throughout, this irresistible tale by award-winning author Rosanne Parry is for fans of Sara Pennypacker's Pax and Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan.

Swift, a young wolf cub, lives with his pack in the mountains learning to hunt, competing with his brothers and sisters for hierarchy, and watching over a new litter of cubs. Then a rival pack attacks, and Swift and his family scatter.

Alone and scared, Swift must flee and find a new home. His journey takes him a remarkable one thousand miles across the Pacific Northwest. The trip is full of peril, and Swift encounters forest fires, hunters, highways, and hunger before he finds his new home.

Inspired by the extraordinary true story of a wolf named OR-7 (or Journey), this irresistible tale of survival invites readers to experience and imagine what it would be like to be one of the most misunderstood animals on earth. This gripping and appealing novel about family, courage, loyalty, and the natural world is for fans of Fred Gipson's Old Yeller and Katherine Applegate's Endling.

Includes black-and-white illustrations throughout and a map as well as information about the real wolf who inspired the novel.

Plus don't miss Rosanne Parry's stand-alone companion novel, A Whale of the Wild.



Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published: 05/07/2019
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.50w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780062895936
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.3
Point Value: 4
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 501507 / Wolf Called Wander


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 04/08/2019
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2019
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2019
School Library Journal 04/01/2019 pg. 72
Booklist 04/01/2019 pg. 73
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Recommended, Satisfactory

About the Author
Parry, Rosanne: -

Rosanne Parry is the author of the acclaimed novels A Wolf Called Wander, A Whale of the Wild, Heart of a Shepherd, Second Fiddle, and Written in Stone. She has taught writing at schools, conferences, educational nonprofits, and online at the Loft Literary Center and works as an independent bookseller. She and her family live in an old farmhouse in Portland, Oregon. She writes in a tree house in her backyard.