Wolf Island – Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read

     Wolf Island – Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read, Orca Book Publishers, (9781459812642), 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  4

What did you like about the book?  This book is filled with beautiful color photographs of the wolves that live in the Great Bear Rainforest of Canada.  The photos accompany a text that tells the story of one of these wolves as it sets out on its own to a neighboring island.  The life cycle of the wolf and the rainforest is told through the slightly anthropomorphized story of this “lone wolf.”  We see the wolf exploring his new home, catching food and eventually finding a mate and having a liter of his own.  “And the wolf who started the whole thing had the satisfaction of knowing he’d done everything he’d set out to do.”  This is definitely one that will be enjoyed by children who love wolves.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This book will be enjoyed by children interested in wolves and nature.  It would also be useful as an overview of the life cycle of the wolf for a science report.  

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries

Where would you shelve it? Non fiction (577.3409711)

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?   No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:  4/7 /17             


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