Recommended Books for Wolf Week:

Art by Nicole Corrado

Title: Wolf Portrait -  Medium: Coloured Pencils -  Size: 11″x 14″ - Year: 2009 Title: Wolf Portrait – Medium: Coloured Pencils – Size: 11″x 14″ – Year: 2009

I have had a fascination with wolves ever since I read Jean Craighead George’s Julie of The Wolves trilogy as a child.  I also loved Elizabeth Hall’s Child of the Wolves, a story about a husky puppy named Granite, who runs away to live with wolves on the Alaskan taiga.  Farley Mowat’s autobiographical non fiction story Never Cry Wolf, which I also read in childhood, is both funny and sad, describing the beauty, intelligence, and family oriented, loving nature of these creatures, as well as the abuse they faced from humans.  Like in Julie of the Wolves, we see the contrast between the nature oriented traditions of the traditional Inuit, versus the anti-environmental views of Western society.  As an adult, I have re-read these books, and I find they hold up to this…

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