Item description for The Wolfling: A Documentary Novel of the Eighteen-Seventies by Sterling North & John Schoenherr...
Overview The Newbery Honor-winning author of Rascal presents a classic story about a boy's best friend--who's half dog, half wolf, and all heart. With ingenuity and hard work, Robbie Trent manages to convince his parents and his wolf-hating neighbors that Wolf is as hard-working as any dog. Illustrator John Schoenherr won a Caldecott Medal for his artwork on Owl Moon.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 1992
ISBN 0140361669 ISBN13 9780140361667 UPC 051488005995
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More About Sterling North & John Schoenherr
Sterling North was born into a family of poets and was himself first published at age eight. He went on to have a career as a journalist and literary editor of several well-respected newspapers. Sterling North won a host of literary awards during his lifetime, including a Newbery Honor for the autobiographical Rascal."
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A great story of youth and picture of 1870's America Aug 25, 2007
I thought the book was very readable and held me fast for the few days it took to read it (first time 1974). I have been drawn back to it numerous times over the years. Sterling North's paints a great picture of farmlife of Wisconsin (and the midwest) in the post Civil War era: McGuffey Readers; houseraisings, etc. He also brings to light a well known naturalist in his day: Thure Kumlien (whose story itself would make an interesting book). The story itself is heartwarming with charactors that you will wish you could have met.
A Home For Wolfling Apr 8, 2001
I gave this book three stars because parts were pretty boring. It kept me reading in the beginning and the end. I think it was a good book and I recomend it to people who like animals. When the book starts out Robbie Trent(a thirteen year-old boy) learns of a wolf den and wants a whelp for a pet. When they find the wolf den Robbie climbs into it and gets the whelp he wanted. His parents let him keep it and as time progresses the wolfling grows bigger and bigger. The book ends when Robbie, Wolf, and Inga (this girl he likes) live happily ever after.
This book is the best I have read... It is GREAT!!!!! May 30, 1999
When Robbie Trent learns of a wolf den, he wishes to have a wolf welp for his own. When one of his school mates also learns of the den he wishes to have all of the welps for bounty paid by the Wisconsin Government. When the two meet up at the den......... THE RACE IS ON!!!!!!!!!
Terrific Story! Aug 23, 1998
A 12 year old boy wishes to have one of Old Three Toes' wolflings. When Bubs, one of his schoolmates finds the den he hopes to get the wolfling before Bubs and his father smoke out the wolves.