Mysteries in Our National Parks: Wolf Stalker: A Mystery in Yellowstone National Park

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Grades 4 - 8Grade 6n/a5.131569
In this fast-paced adventure, the Landons trail a wounded wolf in Yellowstone National Park. The park is abuzz with rumors of a wolf attack. Meanwhile, a killer stalks the woods. Unaware of the danger, Jack and Ashley are more concerned about rebellious teenage foster child, Troy Haverson. From the opening moments at Old Faithful through 48 action-packed hours, the tension builds: What is lodged in the wolf's radio collar? And what is the meaning of the Native American story of Sin-a-Wavi? A heady mix of suspense, adventure, and moments of tenderness lure readers into this story of kids discovering the natural world. The book's afterword, by Yellowstone's Michael K. Phillips, explores the park's Wolf Restoration Program.

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Paperback, 160 pages
Published on May 8, 2007 by National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN-10: 1426300964
ISBN-13: 9781426300967
2 Book Reviews
  • ig-88
    ig-88about 5 years
    OH MY GOD! this book is about three friends and two parents who are trying to save wolves that were just released and already killed a hunting dog! ITS SO SURPRISING WHAT THEY DO NEXT!!!!
    • happypug12
      happypug12over 5 years33 stars
      Wolf Stalker is one of those books that you can't find anything bad to say about, but it's not Newbery award material. It has some charm to it, with somewhat interesting characters with whom you can relate to, accompanied by a nice, stable plot, but it doesn't stand out from the hundreds of thousands of books out there, and it'll probably never think about it now that it's done and read. You're being too harsh, you say, what with the plot being about saving a supposedly-bloodthirsty wolf, uncovering secrets, a grumpy foster kid, and an evil dude, but even with all those features, Wolf Stalker just isn't phenomenal or mind-blowing, although it does have a good message about preserving the world we live in and the animals that live in it with us. I liked it, and I'd say ages elementary through middle school will enjoy it.