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Red Wolf

Category: Book
By (author): Dance, Jennifer
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Wolves & Coyotes
  YOUNG ADULT / Fiction
Audience: young adult
Awards: Moonbeam Children's Book Awards (2014) Runner-up
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens (2014) Commended
Silver Birch Award (2015) Short-listed
Publisher: Dundurn
Published: January 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*

Life is changing for Canada's Anishnaabek Nation and for the wolf packs that share their territory. SILVER MEDAL: MOONBEAM CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS 2014

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? Watch for Paint, arriving February 2015.

From The Publisher*This novel tells the story of Red Wolf, a young First Nations boy forced to move into a residential school and assume a new identity. Paralleling his story is that of Crooked Ear, an orphaned wolf pup he has befriended. Both must learn to survive in the white man's world.
Review Quote*With Red Wolf, Jennifer Dance has come howling out of the wilderness . . . and I'm deeply impressed.
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Jennifer Dance's Red Wolf is a heartrending, relentlessly compelling novel about the impact of the Indian Act of 1876 and the residential schools system upon indigenous cultures.

Review Quote*Dance's first novel addresses a horrific historical period and details Red Wolf's harsh awakening in painful, hard-hitting scenes . . . readers will finish with a strong sense of the abuses suffered by natives at the hands of settlers.
Review Quote*Children and young adults alike will want to read Jennifer Dance's novel on the intertwined stories of a wolf and a First Nation boy. It is exactly the sort of story I loved when I was a boy.
Review Quote*The Dickensian world of any nineteenth-century boarding school, particularly a Canadian Indian residential school with the agonizing clash of indigenous and British cultures, is excellent fodder for Dance's powers of portrayal, and she gives a memorable picture of those who worked in these institutions.
Review Quote*Although Red Wolf is marketed as juvenile fiction, it is a book that will appeal to all ages. Poignantly written from the perspective of both boy and wolf, it brilliantly encapsulates the fear, alienation and hopelessness felt by a child who is powerless against a system which seeks to annihilate his heritage, spiritual beliefs and family ties.
Review Quote*Red Wolf depicts an unquestionably shameful part of our history about which today's children should be informed. The novel serves that purpose while reinforcing our feelings of outrage and disgust.
Review Quote*There are things that non-natives do not understand about our culture. This book will help with the understanding.