Wolf Pack Of The Winisk River

Summary:

This is a story about a pack of timber wolves who travel 200 miles in the northern Ontario wilderness tracking down their favorite prey, the woodland caribou. A harsh winter and scarce food supply made their annual trek extremely difficult.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This story is riveting and clearly describes the impact that degradation of habitat and environment are having on the wilderness everywhere.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Parent Reaction

Paul Brown tells great stories, especially animal stories. This offering, Wolf Pack of the Winisk River, is a remarkable animal story. The book is superbly illustrated by native artist, Robert Kakegamic. I would give this a "10."

Type of Book:
This is a novel written in poetry format and filled with factual information about wolves.
Educational Themes:

This is, first and foremost, a story about a pack of Gray Wolves who are making their annual 200 mile trek to find their favorite prey, Woodland Caribou. There is a second story, almost subliminal, that focuses on the global struggle of dealing with environment, habitat, and wild-life. The author has interwoven the two themes and helps the reader appreciate the complexity of the problem and the seriousness of the issues.

Reading Level:
6.8
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
11 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 to 12
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is an exceptional story about wolves, habitat, and environment. It is well- written, informative, and worthwhile. Once the cover is opened, the pages will hold the reader’s attention to the end.

Title Wolf Pack of the Winisk River
Author Paul Brown
Publisher Lobster Press © 2009
Illustrators Robert Kakegamic
ISBN 9781897550106
Material Hard Cover
Cost $10.95
Genres Nature, Poetry, Animal (Nonfiction), Stories In Verse
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