At one time, the howling of gray wolves was a common sound throughout North America. Readers will learn more about these pack animals and what brought them to the edge of extinction. They will also find out more about the steps that have been taken to reintroduce gray wolves to the territories where they once roamed freely.
- Author: Barbara A. Somervill
- Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
- Dewey: 599.773
- BISAC: JNF003220
- Reinforced book (9781602790308): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2008
- PDF (9781602791657): 32 pages, © 2008
- Hosted ebook (9781602791657H): 32 pages, © 2008
- Series: 21st Century Skills Library
- Subseries: Road to Recovery
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 117827
- Accelerated Reader® Reading Level: 6.3
- Accelerated Reader® Interest Level: Mg
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5
Table of Contents
- The Future of the Pack
- The Story of Gray Wolves
- The Road to Recovery
- Gray Wolves Today
- For More Information
- About the Author
Library Media Connection
Reviewed on 1 February 2008
This series covers several species that are on their way back from probable extinction. Each book gives an overview of the animal covered food, reproduction, life patterns-and then explains how the animal earned a place on the endangered species list. Consequences of human behavior are covered in an unbiased tone. The books focus on how humans have stepped up to defend the animals and work toward their preservation. Scattered throughout each book are life and career skills, learning and innovation skills and 21st century content. Each provides further insight into the animals themselves as well as scientists who have worked to save the animals. These asides also pose thought provoking questions that require the reader to apply higher level thinking skills.
Detailed photographs accompany the text and add to the book’s visual appeal.
Amanda Jones, Librarian, Dominion Trail Elementary, Ashburn, Virginia.
Author: Barbara A. Somervill
Barbara A. Somervill writes childrenâ€™s nonfiction books on a variety of topics. She is particularly interested in nature and foreign countries. Somervill believes that researching new and different topics makes writing every book an adventure. When she is not writing, Somervill is an avid reader and plays bridge.
Content Adviser: Ed Bangs
Western Gray Wolf Recovery Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Helena, Montana
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