Never Cry Wolf

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Bantam Books, 1979 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 164 pages
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Hordes of bloodthirsty wolves are slaughtering the arctic caribou, and the government's Wildlife Service assigns naturalist Farely Mowat to investigate. Mowat is dropped alone onto the frozen tundra, where he begins his mission to live among the howling wolf packs and study their waves. Contact with his quarry comes quickly, and Mowat discovers not a den of marauding killers but a courageous family of skillful providers and devoted protectors of their young. As Mowat comes closer to the wolf world, he comes to fear with them on onslaught of bounty hunters and government exterminators out to erase the noble wolf community from the Arctic. Never Cry Wolf is one of the brilliant narratives on the myth and magical world of wild wolves and man's true place among the creatures of nature. "We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be -- the mythological epitome of a savage, ruthless killer -- which is, in reality, no more than the reflected image of ourself." -- from the new preface to Never Cry Wolf.

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User Review  - Alicia - Goodreads

Hmm- what to say? Farley did take his work seriously; pen in one hand, wolf juice in the other. With wit, alcohol and a telescope, he peeping Tom'd his way into the wolf family of Angeline, George and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Olgalijo - Goodreads

Great read. Mowat is a master of sarcasm, and the light and playful way with which he starts the story is the perfect counterpoint to the regret in the final scene, which drives home Mowat's message. Really, really, you have to read it. Read full review


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Farley Mowat's nearly forty books have sold millions of copies & have been published in more than twenty languages. His books include "Never Cry Wolf", "Sea of Slaughter", "The Farfarers", "People of the Deer", "The Dog Who Wouldn't Be", "The Desperate People", & "Ordeal by Ice".

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