Publisher: Clarion Books, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Fine/Fine unread copy protected by Archival Brodart Cover. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001375
Synopsis: In this beautifully written story set in the north woods of Minnesota, four healthy wolf pupsóLeader, Sniffer, Runner, and Thinkeróare born one spring. And then one final, undersized pup emergesóRunt.
Despite his size, Runt manages to keep up with his brothers and sisters and learn the ways of the pack. But he finds it impossible to please his father, the pack?s leader, and gradually withdraws from the others. When he ventures into forbidden human territory, Runt at last comes to understand his mistakes and to recognize his own worth. Award-winning author Marion Dane Bauer combines her gift for evocative writing with her in-depth knowledge of wolves to create a compact tale that has the power of an epic. Like the best animal stories, it reflects our own world and shows us what it means to be alive. Afterword.
From the Inside Flap:
DEEP IN THE Minnesota forest, where only the strong survive, four regular-sized pups--Leader, Sniffer, Runner, and Thinker--are pushed into the world. Then one last, very small pup is born into the wolf pack. He is called Runt.
From the very start, Runt struggles in the harsh wild world of the wolves. He tries learning along with his brothers and sisters, but makes serious mistakes. It's hard pleasing his father, King, and the other wolves. If only Runt could prove himself to his powerful father and family. . . .
"With an economy of words, Bauer precisely and vividly conveys the wolves' wild world. . . . There's a ready-made audience for this."-- Booklist, Starred
"Beautifully written and faithful to wolves' behavior (explained in an afterword). . . . Bauer portrays the wolves' place in the natural world with compassion, respect, and warmth, but this is also the story of any unique individual's struggle to find his or her niche."-- School Library Journal
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