Farley Mowat is an incredible writer. I have read many of his books and he has the ability to take you right into the story. This one is about him studying the wolves, even living with them to see how they live, what they eat, their society. This is a true story and so well written.
More than a half-century ago the Canadian Wildlife Service assigned the naturalist Farley Mowat to investigate why wolves were killing arctic caribou. Mowat's account of the summer he lived in the frozen tundra alone-studying the wolf population and developing a deep affection for the wolves (who were of no threat to caribou or man) and for a friendly Inuit tribe known as the Ihalmiut ("People of the Deer")-is a work that has become cherished by generations of readers, an indelible record of the myths and magic of wild wolves.
A Great Read. I read it first more than 25 years ago and still remember vividly how it touched me.
I noted that this book is listed in the genre of "CHILDRENS BOOKS" This is NOT a story for a child. It is a true story for a mature mind and I really wouldn't recoommend it for anyone younger than 11 or 12.
Wolves are predators, but then so is man. This is the book that originally 'turned me on' to the great love for life that Mowat has. His books are humorous and educational. As he writes of his adventures as a a young boy in western Canada I wished I had been by his side.
Many of his other books are perfect for that young man in your family. Never Cry Wolf was written after his assignment 'to prove' wolves were responsible for destroying the caribu herds. Instead, he found that the real reason was that ultimate predator - man.