Never Cry Wolf Author:Farley Mowat From inside the front cover: Never Cry Wolf is a charming and engrossing scientific study that explodes many centuries-old myths about wolves. Far from being treacherous and vicious creatures, the author reveals that the wolf family he studied could be a model for its human counterpart in its loyalty, responsibility, hospitality, child-rearing ... more »practices, and even sense of humor. With engaging wit, with warmth and compassion, Mr. Mowat describes the captivating summer he spent in the Arctic with these long misunderstood animals. This is a book that seems destined to take its place on the shelf of classic animal stories.« less
I was a young teenager when I first read this book. I was hooked on wolves from then on. The book is packed with insights on wolf behavior, government incompetence, humor and a little sadness. I still remember many of the humorous incidents related in the book, even after almost 50 years. The only reason I posted it here was that I recently bought a nice hardback copy at our local library sale.
After I read this book I delved into more wolf lore, and whenever "wolf" was mentioned in print or in conversation, my attention was riveted. Eventually, my interest lead to a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries.
If you like Mowat, you might also enjoy his World War II memoirs, "And No Birds Sang." I enjoyed that one and I now have his "The Dog That Wouldn't Be" on my TBR shelf and hope to get to it soon.