A friend for Lakota

Jim Dutcher, 1943-

Book - 2015

"The sweet tale of Lakota, the shy wolf pup, is sure to touch the heart of any animal lover. Readers will marvel at Lakota's strength growing up as the lowest-ranking and frequently picked-on member of a wolf pack until he finally finds that supportive and nurturing friend he's always wanted. The book also introduces young readers to the need for conservation awareness: through Lakota's life story, readers will come to understand the many challenges wolves in the wild face to...day"--

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Series
National Geographic kids.
Subjects
Published
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Kids 2015.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9781426320828
1426320825
Main Author
Jim Dutcher, 1943- (author)
Other Authors
Jamie Dutcher (author)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 3—This is a book with an unexpected mission. While at first glance it appears to be a standard National Geographic animal title, it also tackles the topic of bullying. Lakota is the omega cub of an Idaho wolf litter who grows up to be a strong pack member with the help of Matsi, the beta cub, who protects and stands up for his brother. The authors adopted this cub pack and protected them in a natural reserve, observing and photographing them over six years. In addition to gaining insights about wolves, readers see how important an "upstander" can be to a victim of bullying—even in nature. The story is simple but works on many levels, and the photographs are stunning. The authors also provide background on their research and offer additional resources about wolves and bullying. VERDICT A useful title for most libraries.—Dorcas Hand, Annunciation Orthodox School, Houston, TX [Page 125]. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

The Emmy Award-winning filmmakers and authors of The Hidden Life of Wolves present a richly photographed account of a lowest-ranking wolf pup's efforts to survive pack aggression and environmental dangers until he finally finds a supportive and nurturing friend.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The sweet tale of Lakota, the shy wolf pup, is sure to touch the heart of any animal lover. Readers will marvel at Lakota's strength growing up as the lowest-ranking and frequently picked-on member of a wolf pack until he finally finds that supportive and nurturing friend he's always wanted. The book also introduces young readers to the need for conservation awareness: through Lakota's life story, readers will come to understand the many challenges wolves in the wild face today.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The sweet tale of Lakota, the shy wolf pup, is sure to touch the heart of any animal lover. Readers will marvel at Lakota's strength growing up as the lowest-ranking and frequently picked-on member of a wolf pack until he finally finds that supportive and nurturing friend he's always wanted. The book also introduces young readers to the need for conservation awareness: through Lakota's life story, readers will come to understand the many challenges wolves in the wild face today.