Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary

by Jean Craighead George and Lucia Washburn

The author of Julie of the Wolves (HarperCollins, 1972) shares her expertise... read more

The author of Julie of the Wolves (HarperCollins, 1972) shares her expertise and fascination for wolves in an engaging volume for young readers. Written in second person, the narrative sets the mood by asking young readers to "look to the north"at various times of the year and to think about wolf pups. When dandelions begin to turn white, wolf pups are being born. When you see baby robins, wolf pups are being weaned. When you're out trick-or-treating, young wolves are learning to hunt for themselves. Each double-page spread ingeniously links a common occurrence in our temperate climate with the growth of a wolf from birth to adulthood, and to put the information in context, realistic acrylic paintings and a second strand of third-person narrative follows a specific litter through its growth cycle. (Ages 3-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997

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