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Brother of the wolves

by Jean Thompson

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

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Read this book in a thrift store, honestly I can't say much about it other than that it's a take on one of my favorite concepts - a child raised by wolves, if only for a little while. ( )
  AshleighDJCutler | May 12, 2020 |
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? – 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." ( )
  AprilBrown | Feb 25, 2015 |
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