Synopses & Reviews
In this beautifully written story set in the north woods of Minnesota, four healthy wolf pupsLeader, Sniffer, Runner, and Thinkerare born one spring. And then one final, undersized pup emergesRunt.
Despite his size, Runt manages to keep up with his brothers and sisters and learn the ways of the pack. But he finds it impossible to please his father, the packs leader, and gradually withdraws from the others. When he ventures into forbidden human territory, Runt at last comes to understand his mistakes and to recognize his own worth. Award-winning author Marion Dane Bauer combines her gift for evocative writing with her in-depth knowledge of wolves to create a compact tale that has the power of an epic. Like the best animal stories, it reflects our own world and shows us what it means to be alive. Afterword.
"Bauer precisely, vividly conveys the wolves wild world. Her passion for the animals is evident throughout this compelling, poignant story." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review
Despite his size, Runt, an undersized wolf cub, keeps up with his brothers and sisters and learns the ways of the pack. But he finds it impossible to please his father, the pack's leader, and gradually withdraws from the others. When he ventures into forbidden human territory, Runt at last comes to understand his mistakes and to recognize his own worth.
About the Author
Marion Dane Bauer was born in Oglesby, Illinois River Valley. After graduating form a local junior college, she attended the University of Missouri and studied journalism. Ms. Bauer is active in the Minneapolis children's book community and teaches fiction writing to young adults. On My Honor was named a Newbery Honor Book in 1987. Ms. Bauer is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and has two grown children, a son and a daughter. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.