Brother of the wolves

by Jean Thompson

Other authorsSteve Marchesi (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 1978

Status

Available

Call number

813

Collection

Publication

Morrow (1978), Weekly Reader Edition. 159 pages

Description

An Indian boy, discovered in a wolf den by a Sioux medicine man, struggles to win acceptance into his adopted village.

User reviews

LibraryThing member AprilBrown
What ages would I recommend it too? – Five and up.

Length? – An evening's read.

Characters? – Memorable, several characters.

Setting? – Real world among the Native Americans before they were on reservations.

Written approximately? – 1978.

Does the story leave questions in the readers mind?
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– Ready to read more.

Any issues the author (or a more recent publisher) should cover? No.

Short storyline: A baby is saved by wolves, and then by a prominent man in a tribe. He grows up with some tribe members fearing him and his ability to continue communicating with the family of wolves that kept him alive for many months.

Notes for the reader: Interesting connotations on how to deal with bullys. It still encourages ignorance though, which doesn't work, as the story shows. In the end, I think he made it clear he would learn to stand up for himself, and his friends would stand with him.

As a writer, this was a relaxing, fun story that breaks most of the current "rules."
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Language

ISBN

0688221688 / 9780688221683
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