Dear Katherine Rundell and The Wolf Wilder,
I smell found family with wolves! And that’s everything I never knew I wanted![quote cite=”Goodreads” url=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24885821-the-wolf-wilder”]A girl and the wolves who love her embark on a rescue mission through Russian wilderness in this lyrical tale from the author of the acclaimed Rooftoppers and Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms.
Feo’s life is extraordinary. Her mother trains domesticated wolves to be able to fend for themselves in the snowy wilderness of Russia, and Feo is following in her footsteps to become a wolf wilder. She loves taking care of the wolves, especially the three who stay at the house because they refuse to leave Feo, even though they’ve already been wilded. But not everyone is enamored with the wolves, or with the fact that Feo and her mother are turning them wild. And when her mother is taken captive, Feo must travel through the cold, harsh woods to save her—and learn from her wolves how to survive.[/quote]
Here are my reasons why I want to read this book:
- A FOUND FAMILY WITH WOLVES? YES. As soon as I read how the wolves refuse to leave Feo, my mind immediately went “FOUND FAMILY,” and I am a big sucker for found families. That trope is everything to me because what’s not to love about finding a family in the people or animals you rely on? IT MAKES ME EMOTIONAL, OKAY?
It takes place in Russia. I don’t know why, but whenever I see books set in Russia, I literally jump at it. Russia is so rich with history that I want to see how it’s portrayed in books.
I want to learn more about the history and background of wolf wilders! Wolf Wilder train domesticated wolves to be “wild”? Ooooh. You really don’t see that in books, and I’m fascinated. I want to know what set these wolf wilders on this path to help wolves because I assume it’s something that’s not looked too highly on, so why risk it?
Who else is excited about this book?