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[set star] "A little gem of a book for all wild-hearted lovers of the natural world."—Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewJulie of the Wolves meets Hatchet in this middle grade novel that 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. There she finds an orphaned wolf pup in a cave, whose mother has been shot.This compelling first novel explores themes of searching for family and finding a balance between caring for— and leaving alone—wild animals.
Set in the distinctive wilderness lake country of northern Minnesota, which has one of the highest wolf populations in the world, this middle grade novel follows a 12-year-old girl and her 7-year-old brother as they leave their California foster home to spend a summer with their long-lost uncle. Together with her uncle, a wildlife biologist who studies and monitors wolves, Nika finds an orphaned wolf pup in a cave, whose mother had been shot. With vivid details about caring for a wolf pup and a deep sense of 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.
Number of Pages: 343
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals / Wolves, Family / Orphans + Foster Homes, Family / Adoption
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Polly Carlson-Voiles
Street Date: May 14, 2013
Item Number (DPCI): 248-82-5033