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Publisher Comments:

At the end of the nineteenth century, both wolves and Canada's Native peoples are regarded as threats to be removed from the land to make way for logging and European settlement. Crooked Ear, a young timber wolf, watches as his family is slaughtered by lumberjacks. Starving and lonely, he is befriended by Red Wolf, a boy from the Anishnaabe Nation. But soon Red Wolf is forced to attend residential school, where his identity is reduced to a number and a new name: George.

And Crooked Ear is alone once more.

When the boy escapes from the school, Crooked Ear joins him. Pursued by the government agent and with the winter closing in, they make the perilous trip back to the reserve. Can Red Wolf's parents protect him from the Mounties who capture runaway children? And after years of indoctrination, where does he fit in? Has he become George?

Review:

"In 1885 Ontario, 'white-skin' loggers are destroying the native Anishnaabe people's land and claiming it as their own. Five-year-old Mishqua Ma'een'gun (Red Wolf) and other children are torn from their homes and forced to attend boarding school. Red Wolf is renamed George Grant and force-fed English and Christianity by the impatient and cruel school staff. Red Wolf is devastated, confused, and abused, his wolf pendant his only comfort. When he is finally allowed to visit his family, the adjustment is jarring, and his resentment grows. Meanwhile, Crooked Ear, a wolf that bonded with Red Wolf after the wolf's family was murdered, searches for the child. Dance's first novel addresses a horrific historical period and details Red Wolf's harsh awakening in painful, hard-hitting scenes. Although the characters can be one-note and the narrative blunt (when Red Wolf's father asks what he has learned at school the boy thinks, 'I learned that I am a savage.... I learned to hide inside myself and pretend I wasn't there'), readers will finish with a strong sense of the abuses suffered by natives at the hands of settlers. Ages 9 — 12. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

This novel tells the story of Red Wolf, a young

Synopsis:

Life is changing for Canada's Anishnaabek Nation and for the wolf packs that share their territory.

In the late 1800s, both Native people and wolves are being forced from the land. Starving and lonely, an orphaned timber wolf is befriended by a boy named Red Wolf. But under the Indian Act, Red Wolf is forced to attend a residential school far from the life he knows, and the wolf is alone once more. Courage, love and fate reunite the pair, and they embark on a perilous journey home. But with winter closing in, will Red Wolf and Crooked Ear survive? And if they do, what will they find?

About the Author

Jennifer Dance was born in England and graduated from the University of the West Indies with a B.Sc. in Agriculture and Animal Science. She immigrated to Canada in 1979 and still lives in Stouffville, Ontario. With family in the Native community, she has a passion for equality and justice for all people.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781459708105
Author:
Dance, Jennifer
Publisher:
Dundurn
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Wolves
Subject:
Canadian History
Subject:
Indian Act
Subject:
residential school
Subject:
First Nations
Subject:
Stephen Harper apology
Subject:
aboriginal
Subject:
Anishnaabe
Subject:
Anishnaube
Subject:
Ojibway
Subject:
Ojibwa
Subject:
Ojibwey
Subject:
Ontario
Subject:
Timberwolf
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
disempowerment
Subject:
Powerlessness
Subject:
Reconciliation
Subject:
Industrial school
Subject:
Ethnoci
Subject:
Canadian history Indian Act Residential school First Nations Stephen Harper apology Aboriginal Anishnaabe Anishnaube Ojibway Ojibwa Ojibwey Ontario Timberwolf Wildlife Disempowerment Powerlessness Reconciliation Industrial school Ethnoci
Subject:
Canadian history Indian Act Residential school First Nations Stephen Harper apology Aboriginal Anishnaabe Anishnaube Ojibway Ojibwa Ojibwey Ontario Timberwolf Wildlife Disempowerment Powerlessness Reconciliation Industrial school Ethnoci
Subject:
Canadian history Indian Act Residential school First Nations Stephen Harper apology Aboriginal Anishnaabe Anishnaube Ojibway Ojibwa Ojibwey Ontario Timberwolf Wildlife Disempowerment Powerlessness Reconciliation Industrial school Ethnoci
Subject:
Canadian history Indian Act Residential school First Nations Stephen Harper apology Aboriginal Anishnaabe Anishnaube Ojibway Ojibwa Ojibwey Ontario Timberwolf Wildlife Disempowerment Powerlessness Reconciliation Industrial school Ethnoci
Subject:
Canadian history Indian Act Residential school First Nations Stephen Harper apology Aboriginal Anishnaabe Anishnaube Ojibway Ojibwa Ojibwey Ontario Timberwolf Wildlife Disempowerment Powerlessness Reconciliation Industrial school Ethnoci
Subject:
Canadian history Indian Act Residential school First Nations Stephen Harper apology Aboriginal Anishnaabe Anishnaube Ojibway Ojibwa Ojibwey Ontario Timberwolf Wildlife Disempowerment Powerlessness Reconciliation Industrial school Ethnoci
Subject:
Canadian history Indian Act Residential school First Nations Stephen Harper apology Aboriginal Anishnaabe Anishnaube Ojibway Ojibwa Ojibwey Ontario Timberwolf Wildlife Disempowerment Powerlessness Reconciliation Industrial school Ethnoci
Subject:
Canadian history Indian Act Residential school First Nations Stephen Harper apology Aboriginal Anishnaabe Anishnaube Ojibway Ojibwa Ojibwey Ontario Timberwolf Wildlife Disempowerment Powerlessness Reconciliation Industrial school Ethnoci
Subject:
Canadian history Indian Act Residential school First Nations Stephen Harper apology Aboriginal Anishnaabe Anishnaube Ojibway Ojibwa Ojibwey Ontario Timberwolf Wildlife Disempowerment Powerlessness Reconciliation Industrial school Ethnocide Genocide Coerci
Subject:
Canadian history Indian Act Residential school First Nations Stephen Harper apology Aboriginal Anishnaabe Anishnaube Ojibway Ojibwa Ojibwey Ontario Timberwolf Wildlife Disempowerment Powerlessness Reconciliation Industrial school Ethnocide Genocide Coerci
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Canada Post-Confederation
Subject:
JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Wolves & Coyotes
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20140111
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 1 in
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In 1885 Ontario, 'white-skin' loggers are destroying the native Anishnaabe people's land and claiming it as their own. Five-year-old Mishqua Ma'een'gun (Red Wolf) and other children are torn from their homes and forced to attend boarding school. Red Wolf is renamed George Grant and force-fed English and Christianity by the impatient and cruel school staff. Red Wolf is devastated, confused, and abused, his wolf pendant his only comfort. When he is finally allowed to visit his family, the adjustment is jarring, and his resentment grows. Meanwhile, Crooked Ear, a wolf that bonded with Red Wolf after the wolf's family was murdered, searches for the child. Dance's first novel addresses a horrific historical period and details Red Wolf's harsh awakening in painful, hard-hitting scenes. Although the characters can be one-note and the narrative blunt (when Red Wolf's father asks what he has learned at school the boy thinks, 'I learned that I am a savage.... I learned to hide inside myself and pretend I wasn't there'), readers will finish with a strong sense of the abuses suffered by natives at the hands of settlers. Ages 9 — 12. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , This novel tells the story of Red Wolf, a young
"Synopsis" by , Life is changing for Canada's Anishnaabek Nation and for the wolf packs that share their territory.

In the late 1800s, both Native people and wolves are being forced from the land. Starving and lonely, an orphaned timber wolf is befriended by a boy named Red Wolf. But under the Indian Act, Red Wolf is forced to attend a residential school far from the life he knows, and the wolf is alone once more. Courage, love and fate reunite the pair, and they embark on a perilous journey home. But with winter closing in, will Red Wolf and Crooked Ear survive? And if they do, what will they find?

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