The Wolf Wilder

The Wolf Wilder

eBook - 2015
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In the days before the Russian Revolution, twelve-year-old Feodora sets out to rescue her mother when the Tsar's Imperial Army imprisons her for teaching tamed wolves to fend for themselves. Feo's life is extraordinary. Her mother trains domesticated wolves to be able to fend for themselves in the snowy wilderness of Russia, and Feo is following in her footsteps to become a wolf wilder. She loves taking care of the wolves, especially the three who stay at the house because they refuse to leave Feo, even though they've already been wilded. But not everyone is enamored with the wolves, or with the fact that Feo and her mother are turning them wild. And when her mother is taken captive, Feo must travel through the cold, harsh woods to save her--and learn from her wolves how to survive.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781481419444
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Characteristics: 1 online resource

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bookwormsoccergirl
Apr 13, 2018

THIS is an AMAZING book have my own copy finished it yesterday amazing gave it 4 stars

one of the members of our junior fiction book club loved this book and rated it 5 stars!

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musicalsay
Jan 24, 2017

My son says this book is so expressively written! Well worth a read.

KimmyRose Dec 12, 2016

As a folk tale, or a fable, this story is brilliant, beautiful, touching, inspiring. Outstanding.

As a historical-esque fiction novel about an isolated young girl's journey to save her mother from a villainous and insane man, it's laughably unbelievable. Laughable, as in, "what the hell is this ridiculousness," as in, so many plot holes and frustrating "real time" questions, I was constantly jarred out of my story transportation.

As soon as I let go of the expectation of a fiction novel that asks me to believe its reality, as soon as I approached the story more as I would a children's fantasy book, or a short tale by someone such as H. C. Anderson, as a vivid, rich fairy tale, with unusually specific and individual detail, I was easily swept up into Feo's life. And boy oh boy, was I committed. The characters dance off the page, especially the two boys who help her and her three (and a half-pint!) wolves! The prose was magical and the dialogue intriguing.

The ending, I held my breath and got a few tears in my eyes. Wonderful hope. Empowering.

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bluehydrangea
Nov 23, 2015

Russians, snow, wolves, revolutionary fervour; even ballet, and a ruined castle.
Lots of fun.

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