Summer of the Wolves
* "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.