100% WOLF by Jayne Lyons

100% WOLF

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Age Range: 10 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Foxwell Cripp, the hunter who shot his dad with a silver bullet, is only one of several adversaries young werewolf Freddy Lupin faces after his much anticipated first “Transwolfation” turns him not into a fierce wolf but a yappy toy poodle. As if that’s not enough of a letdown, two malicious cousins who witness the change promptly whisk him off to a poodle parlor for a clipping and a pink dye job. Worse yet, shortly after he’s nabbed as an accessory to a sausage theft and consigned to the fortress-like pound, he discovers that Cripp is back, with the intent of wiping out the entire Lupin Pack. Fortunately, along with being a compulsive liar, prankster and boaster Freddy has oodles of resilience and courage, plus a credibility-stretching knack for finding canine allies. Will that be enough, though, to get him out of the pound and on to the rescue? And to give him sufficient reader appeal to surmount all the butt-biting and other labored slapstick with which Lyons’s debut is festooned? Yes, and just barely. Illustrations not seen. (Fantasy. 10-12)

Pub Date: Aug. 4th, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4169-7474-1
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Atheneum
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2009




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