Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.263310

* “A little gem of a book for all wild-hearted lovers of the natural world.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Julie of the Wolves meets Hatchet in this middle grade novel that follows twelve-year-old Nika and her seven-year-old brother, Randall, as they leave their California foster home to spend a summer with their long-lost uncle. There she finds an orphaned wolf pup in a cave, whose mother has been shot.

This compelling first novel explores themes of searching for family and finding a balance between caring for—and leaving alone—wild animals.

Paperback, 352 pages
Published on May 14, 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0544022769
ISBN-13: 9780544022768
1 Book Review
  • annalu
    annaluMonday, March 14, 2016 at 11:27 am55 stars
    I cannot believe I didn't know about this book before, the story is very relatable and exciting, and the ending made me want to cry