This is another of those empathic introductions to a species via the characteristic experiences of one young male. Six...

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SILVER WOLF

This is another of those empathic introductions to a species via the characteristic experiences of one young male. Six months old when the narrative begins, Silver Wolf learns to hunt and kill and to avoid dangers, especially man; he rescues his brother from a trap, sees his sister shot dead from a plane and his mother poisoned (the humans are unmistakably heavies here), survives a forest fire, and at last -- when the pack leader is killed by a bear -- beats out another male for leadership of the pack. Though Dixon conveys none of the intimate rapport with his subject that distinguishes Fox's The Wolf (p. 62, J-20), his clear reconstruction of Silver Wolf's early life adds just that much more support to the conservationist argument.

Pub Date: March 21, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Atheneum

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1973