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The Wolves Are Back

The Wolves Are Back

Spring 2008 Non-Fiction
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Jean C. George
Illustrator: Wendell Minor
ISBN: 9780525479475
Hardcover Price: $16.99
By 1926, all the wolves in Yellowstone National Park had been killed. The ecology of the magnificent park gradually changed for the worse. But in 1995, when ten Canadian adult wolves were reintroduced into the environment, it took a mere six years for twenty-one new packs of wolves to be heard howling and singing to each other. These wolves not only chased the elk up into the mountains, they frightened the bison away from the river. When the natives grasses grew again, as well as the aspen trees along the river's edge, native birds began to return. The author shows how rapidly the original plants and animals were restored. The exquisite, full-color illustrations and the poetic style of the writing combine in a natural rhythmic explanation of the park's environmental changes. And to further underscore the message and the triumph, the author ends each page of text with the words, "The wolves were back."
Kemie Nix   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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