A Wolf Called Wander

A Wolf Called Wander

The wolf star, brightest of all in the summer sky, shines over my home ground. I know every hidden lake and rocky ridge, but if my pack is not in the mountains, then it is no home to me. I feel a howl deep inside, but dare not let it out. Swift lives with his pack in the mountains, until one day his home and family are lost. Alone and starving, Swift must make a choice: st The wolf star, brightest of all in the summer sky, shines over my home ground. I know every hidden lake and rocky rid...

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Title:A Wolf Called Wander
Author:Rosanne Parry
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:A Wolf Called Wander
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Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:176 pages pages

A Wolf Called Wander Reviews

  • karen
    Apr 01, 2019
    NOW AVAILABLE!! this is such a good middle grade animal book. based on the real-world wolf OR-7 (aka journey), A Wolf Called Wander tells the story of a wolf cub separated from his pack and his struggles to stay alive in a confusing world full of the dangers and difficulties that fa...
  • Mary Lee
    Jun 10, 2019
    Told first person from a wolf's point of view (and based on the journey of a real wolf--see back matter), this is a compelling story of survival. ...
  • Beth
    Feb 26, 2019
    *NOTE: I read a bound galley for this, so there may be changes and I can't comment on the artwork, as it was not included (sadly).* I am a wolf-lover. Have been for years. I feel like they've been unfairly demonized for so many years, and that they have a valuable place in our ecosy...
  • Jefna
    Apr 10, 2019
    Here is a beautiful, harrowing middle-grade tale that reads like a classic. Experience a human's educated guess at what life may be like inside the mind of a wolf. Follow Swift through adversity, heartache and over a journey of hundreds of miles to find what he desires more than food a...
  • Elizabeth☮
    Jun 09, 2019
    I love this book about a wolf?s incredible journey to find his home. When his pack is challenged by another pack, Swift is separated from his family. He travels thousands of miles in an effort to find a home; in doing so, he renamed himself Wander. Wander is the narrator. I loved the...
  • Mischenko
    Jul 03, 2019
    A Wolf Called Wander is a middle-grade book about a wild wolf pup named Swift. After getting separated from his family, his survival instincts kick in, and he is exposed to many dangers including starvation, hunters, and other animals to name a few. As he navigates through the dangerou...
  • Skip
    Jun 08, 2019
    A fictionalized version of the famous wolf, known as OR7, who wanders 1,000 miles. See also the book Journey by Emma Bland Smith. Nobody knows why Swift/OR7 headed south, but Parry posits that he was chased away by a rival pack of wolves. Swift is the fastest of all his siblings and dr...
  • Edward Sullivan
    Apr 23, 2019
    A wonderfully detailed, compellingly told survival story of a lone wolf. ...
  • Steph
    Jun 01, 2019
    ?Every step of my journey was for this, beautiful this.? I read this in one sitting this morning, and couldn?t read my eyes away from Swift and his story. The illustrations are as stunning as the beautifully-weaved words. So very well done. ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Feb 20, 2019
    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Swift lives near the mountains with his pack; father, mother, and several siblings, including Warm, the smallest and most fragile. They hunt, snuggle in their den, and hunt small animals. When the pack is attacked by another pack, Swift is badly injured and...
  • Liz
    Jul 18, 2019
    This is a good middle grade story with a nice variety of Oregon ecosystems and wildlife. I appreciate the resources included at the end of the book. ...
  • Mary
    Apr 05, 2019
    A Wolf Called Wander is based on the true story of OR-7, or Journey, a wolf who traveled over 1,000 miles in the Pacific northwest in search of home. In this tale, Swift is the wolf determined to survive. The fastest of all his siblings, he dreams of leading a pack of his own. But afte...
  • Linda
    Apr 14, 2019
    Oh gosh, I loved this one, and gobbled it up in one sitting. I won an ARC from HarperCollins through Goodreads giveaways, and I so appreciated the chance to read this awesome story. I have followed the journey of OR-7, the actual wolf who traveled such a long distance through Oregon...
  • Amy
    Jan 21, 2019
    This beautiful story places the reader squarely in the mind of a wolf separated from his pack. Inspired by the true life events of an actual wolf named ?Or-7? aka ?Journey,? Rosanne Parry deftly imagines the trek of a pack animal thrust into a solitary challenge. Parry does not...
  • Pam  Page
    Jun 16, 2019
    Parry has written a book that will appeal to animal and nature lovers. Based on the true story of a wolf named OR-7, who really traveled over 1000 miles (a tracker was used to document this), the story is told from Wander's point of view and in Wander's voice. This makes for a lot of i...
  • Lynda
    Jun 17, 2019
    A wolf begins his life as "Swift," and growing up and going through all the hardships that wolves must endure, he becomes "Wander." I really liked this because it was based on a true story of a wolf in the Pacific Northwest. I learned a fair amount about wolves and the story was believ...
  • Linda
    May 22, 2019
    You will fall in love with this wolf, his voice and persistence to live no matter the hardship and loss. The language fills one up as Rosanne Parry takes us with him on his poignant journey. Its images made me smile: On a chipmunk meal: "They aren't worth the trouble of hunting. A mout...
  • Michele Knott
    May 20, 2019
    I didn't know what to expect with this one, but what I got was an amazing survival story that is full of heart. Swift, a young wolf, is separated from his pack and must survive on his own. He ends up on a journey where he learns to survive and live on his own, but he never gives up on ...
  • Pam
    Jun 18, 2019
    Loosely based on a wolf that was tracked to a new home far from his first pack. Parry creates a story of survival as Wander travels alone to find a new pack and home. Realistic depiction of survival - a true nature story so, yes, animals are killed for food and during fighting. Middle...
  • Anna Taylor
    Jan 18, 2019
    Warning: if Bambi made you cry then just be prepared for some fluffy wolves joining in the circle of life. Totally well done, accessible vocabulary, and illustrations throughout make me want to give this to a third grader who wants adventure and to have FEELS. ...
  • Leah Nadeau
    Jul 08, 2019
    Great story! If you love animals and nature you would love this book. Reminded me a lot of White Fang but better! A Wolf Called Wander and White Fang are both about a wolf being lost from it's original pack and has to survive and protect itself from wild nature and predators. It al...
  • Rachel Schaffer
    May 18, 2019
    I grabbed this book from the library when I saw the wolf on the cover and the beautiful illustrations inside. I wasn't disappointed, as this adventurous novel instantly became one of my new favorites. It's exactly the book I would have loved as a kid who was fascinated by wolves. W...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Jun 30, 2019
    I loved this little book based on the real wolf OR-7. Of course the author had to add in a bit about hunters which I despise. I wanted to be a poacher hunter when I was little until I realized I couldn?t do that. Seems effed up that dicks can get away with killing our protected speci...
  • Carol
    Jun 26, 2019
    Fantastic book for any nature lovers. Based on the real wolf OR-7, I loved following his journey to make his own pack. Bonus points: Nate Blakeslee's American Wolf: a true story of survival and obsession in the west, was one of the cited sources. Which tops my list of best nonficti...
  • Celia McMahon
    Feb 04, 2019
    A huge thank you to Edelweiss and Andersen for a chance to review this book ahead of its release date. In this heartfelt and stunning story, we find ourselves seeing life through the eyes of a wolf named Swift. Even as a pup, Swift was as determined as ever to find a place within h...
  • Kim Merrick
    Mar 25, 2019
    I absolutely loved this story! This is exactly the kind of story I loved reading when I was a kid! This was a beautifully written story about a wolf's incredible journey to find a place to call home. I loved the way the author told the story from the wolf's point of view and created a ...
  • Jamie Klos
    Jun 05, 2019
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A lot of stories about animals in the wild personify them, giving them the ability to talk and think like humans. This book was written from the perspective of a wolf and was obviously will researched. The thought patterns of the wolf in the story matche...
  • Rachael Bookfairs
    Mar 30, 2019
    Just finished this book based on a young male wolf who travelled from North Eastern Oregon into CA becoming the first Grey Wolf in CA since their eradication. This is a quick and easy read told first person from the wolf?s point of view. It?s charming & enjoyable. Looking forwa...
  • Abigail
    May 09, 2019
    Born into the darkness of his den, the wolf pup Swift first understands the world through smell. One of five cubs, he is named for his eagerness to explore, and the swiftness of his development and movement. Soon initiated into the life of the pack, he comes to love everything about hi...
  • Margo
    Jun 19, 2019
    It was a good book. It was full with twist and turns. And it was cool to see how it actually formed to be a real dog, maybe not all the parts. I didn?t like when swift the main character lost his dad and was looking for his pact it made feel sad and bad for him. ...