This is a hopeful conservation story about an endangered family of Mexican gray wolves who live in a sanctuary in the Pacific Northwest and their journey that leads to their successful release to the wild in Mexico.
This nonfiction story, illustrated with color photography, follows the lives of a Mexican gray wolf family, known as lobos, with pups born at a sanctuary in Washington State near Mount Rainier, to their release into the wild in Mexico. Through this hopeful and engaging story of conservation, kids learn about wolves--their characteristics and behavior--and the challenge of reintroducing an endangered species to the wild.
About the Author
BRENDA PETERSON, a novelist, memoirist, and nature writer, is the author of 17 books including Living by Water, I Want to Be Left Behind, and Your Life is a Book. She has written about wolves for the Huffington Post.
ANNIE MARIE MUSSELMAN is a fine-art photographer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, National Geographic, Audubon, the Wall Street Journal, Orion, the New York Times, and Outside, among other publications.
"Appealing photographs will inspire even fledgling readers to attempt this well-designed story of environmental good news." --Kirkus Reviews
"A fine addition to nonfiction collections and classroom libraries." --School Library Journal
"With easy to read text and heart-warming pictures, young people will enjoy learning about wolves and the challenge of reintroducing an endangered species to the wild." --Wolf Tracks Magazine
"Musselman’s striking photographs chronicle the journey that one family of Mexican gray wolves, lobos, takes from a sanctuary in Washington State to their eventual release into the Mexican wilderness." --Publishers Weekly