Middle Grade Review: A Wolf Called Wander

A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry

Illustrated by: Mónica Armiño
Genre: Animal Stories, Adventure, Middle Grade
Maturity Level: 2

(Content warning: Shooting of animals)
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Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Swift, a young wolf cub, lives with his pack in the mountains learning to hunt, competing with his brothers and sisters for hierarchy, and watching over a new litter of cubs. Then a rival pack attacks, and Swift and his family scatter.

Alone and scared, Swift must flee and find a new home. His journey takes him a remarkable one thousand miles across the Pacific Northwest. The trip is full of peril, and Swift encounters forest fires, hunters, highways, and hunger before he finds his new home.

This absolutely beautiful book is the modern update of wildlife survival tales like Call of the Wild or White Fang. Add in stunning illustrations and a touch of non-fiction at the end, and kids are going to be eating this book up.

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