Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

Fountas and Pinnell Reading Level: R

Grade Level: 5 – 7

Genre: Adventure

Theme: Survival/Coming of Age

Torak, a preadolescent boy, travels through the forest to fulfil a promise to his father to rid the forest of a demon-possessed bear.  He meets various challenges: human and personified, and slowly becomes aware of special gifts he has to help him.

The characters, well-developed setting and a touch of magic in this book lead to a plot which grabbed me from the beginning.  I was unable to stop!  The grade 7 boys in the group loved the adventure and non-stop action.  I was able to guide excellent discussions about strength of character and connection with nature at an age-appropriate level.

– 2004

– ISBN # 1 84255 170 1, 234 pp

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One Response to Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

  1. readergirl says:

    I found this book to be utterly engaging! It began as a great favourite with most of my students, and still remains a strong favourite of both male and female readers. They all become hooked upon the series!

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