Old Wolf

Old Wolf

A Fable

Avi

Book - 2015
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In the computer game world of Bow Hunter—Casey’s world—there are no deaths, just kills. In the wolf world—Nashoba’s world—there have been no kills. For this is March, the Starving Time in the Iron Mountain region of Colorado, when wolves and ravens alike are desperate for food. With the help of a raven, the miraculous Merla, Nashoba must lead his pack of eight to a next meal. The wolf hates being dependent on a mere bird, but Merla is a bird wise beyond her years. And when thirteen-year-old Casey crosses their path, two very different approaches to hunting collide.
Publisher: New York :, Atheneum Books for Young Readers,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Description: 146 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781442499218
Branch Call Number: j Avi
Additional Contributors: Floca, Brian.

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MaxwellYates2
Feb 24, 2016

I've always had an interest in wolves and their relationship with Humans, so this book by acclaimed children author Avi would be a good one to check out how he would interpret them. Avi does a fine job on the balance and power within a pack and also catches some nice repartee with some of the other forest animals that feature in this short novella. There is a nice coming of age part to this book, one from an aging wolf who is about to be dethroned from the pack and the tale of a young boy Casey who is on the eve of celebrating his 13th birthday and about to 'become a man/hunter'. Its a nice balance of characters, great storytelling and just the right length to tell the story. I'm not sure of the age group its aimed at but I think a preteen would enjoy it as much as a 13 year old

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jedi2015
Oct 21, 2015

This book is a great heart warming story. Great for the little ones and big kids.
Best book ever!

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Sep 24, 2015

blue_wolf_1719 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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