Summer Of The Wolves (Hardcover)
|Author: Polly Carlson-voiles|
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|"Hatchet" meets "Julie of the Wolves" in this captivating novel about the wilderness lake country of northern Minnesota and the rare bond between a 12-year-old foster girl and an 11-day-old wolf pup.|
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A middle-grade Julie of the Wolves with the lure of Hatchet’s exotic wilderness, this novel follows twelve-year-old Nika, and her seven-year-old brother, Randall, as they leave their California foster home to spend a summer with their long-lost uncle.Together with their uncle, a wildlife biologist who studies and monitors wolves, Nika finds an orphaned wolf pup in a cave, whose mother has been shot. With vivid details about caring for a wolf pup and a deep sense of the interconnectedness with nature, this compelling first novel explores themes of searching for family and finding a balance between caring for— and leaving alone—wild animals.
"A little gem of a book for all wild-hearted lovers of the natural world." (starred review) 03/01/2012