Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky
Lasky, Kathryn. Lone Wolf, 240 pgs. Scholastic Press, 2010. $16.99. Language - G; Sexual Content - G; Violence - PG (between animals). Faolan, the wolf pup, has two mothers; the one who birthed him and the one who nursed him. Taken from his birth mother because he was born with a splayed paw and left to die, Faolan was found and nurtured by a bear named Thunderheart. During hibernation, tragedy strikes and Faolan with the help of an owl must find and join a wolf pack. Lone Wolf is the first book in a new series called Wolves of the Beyond. The author has clearly done her research on wolves and packs her story with facts about them. The wolf details sometimes distract from the overall plot and pacing. Purchase this book if The Guardians of Ga'Hoole series is popular at your library. EL –Advisable. Samantha, Public Librarian.