SnowRaven, October 15, 2014 (view all comments by SnowRaven)
I always saw this book at my school library but never bothered to check it out until a friend recommended it. I'm glad he did, because I gobbled this whole series up quickly. The clans in this book resemble Native American tribes, and I love how animals play a huge part in this series as well. Really great series and although it is aimed towards children, do not hesitate to read it if you are older.
Shane827, August 15, 2012 (view all comments by Shane827)
A very unique, fun story that will make the book hard to put down at times. It takes place in the Stone Age, using more modern peoples to model the characters after, such as Native Americans, Inuits, and other tribal people that use some of the same techniques used in these times. The way she uses these aspects in her story make it really believable and realistic. The few things that could be improved in this story are fixed in the other books of the series. This book is the first of a six book series that you will wish never had to end.
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Diane Pellegrini, December 3, 2008 (view all comments by Diane Pellegrini)
This is a great book. I truly enjoyed reading this as an adult. I know that I would have loved it as a child. Easy reading but it keeps you guessing. Michelle Paver is an excellent story teller. I will keep reading the series.
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by Children's Literature,
"It is the middle-grade reader — especially one who favors wildlife and adventure stories?who will find this an excellent journey."
by School Library Journal,
"Paver's depth of research into the spiritual world of primitive peoples makes this impressive British import, slated to be the first in a six-book series, intriguing and believable."
by Harper Collins,
The epic journey of boy and wolf begins
Six thousand years ago. Evil stalks the land. According to legend, only twelve-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined. Torak and Wolf are terrified of their mission. But if they do not battle to save their world, who will?
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