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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jean Craighead George Narrator: Wendell Minor Publisher: Live Oak Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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Renowned collaborators Jean Craighead George and Wendell Minor turn their astounding talents to the exploration of two fascinating creatures.

Luck follows the long migration north to Siberia of a young sandhill crane rescued from a six-pack holder in the Texas marsh by the girl who names him. Though the birds depend on natural landmarks to find their way, Luck also memorizes human evidence, including the girl's blue sunglasses, that will ultimately bring him back to his home, along with his new mate. The story unfolds with humor and awe at the miraculous journey these creatures undertake, while providing an instructive exploration of migration patterns, animal conservation and the human-wildlife connection.

The Wolves Are Back covers the topic of the persecution, near-extinction, and ultimately, the restoration of wolves in the United States. In this celebration of the return of the wolves to Yellowstone National Park, lyrical text tells how the wolves were aggressively hunted over nearly a century, and then gradually reintroduced into their natural environment, where they are once again thriving and benefiting the ecosystem. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige | 10/6/2009

    " young format, but good information "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 5/14/2009

    " Removing predators from habitats causes unintended consequences as prey animal populations explode. This book is a perfect opening for talks about the web of life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamsyn | 1/9/2009

    " Beautiful paintings by Wendell Minor illustrate how the re-introduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park restored the natural balance. All wolves had been shot by 1926, and they were brought back in 1995. Wonderful natural history in this picture book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 10/24/2008

    " Great book about the delicate balance of nature. Talks about the impact of removing, then reintroducing, wolves in Yellowstone park. Simple and lovely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 10/2/2008

    " Jean Craighead George summarizes the effects of reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone Nat'l Park in this book beautifully illustrated by Wendell Minor. Simple, non-sentimental text explains the interaction of animals and plants in the park. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 8/1/2008

    " Beautifully illustrated and interesting book. It explains the necessity of bringing the wolf, an endangered species, back into the ecosystem. Highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esther | 6/20/2008

    " I thought it was interesting to see how ridding Yellowstone of wolves affected many other species that reside there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 6/4/2008

    " A great story! This book shows the positives of what can happen when wolves are reintroduced to the lower 48 (states). The wilderness truly is back in balance.

    This story is beautifully illustrated through paintings done by Wendell Minor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nomi | 5/8/2008

    " Beautiful seeming old-fashioned illustrations with a sweet honest story about the reintroduction of the wolves at Yellowstone and how they restored the land's natural ecological balance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 5/2/2008

    " This is a beautifully illustrated book and does a great job of showing that all of nature is part of the balance, not just the "pretty" animals. My daughter loves wolves and enjoyed this book as well. "

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About the Author
Author Jean Craighead George

Jean Craighead George wrote over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her novel Julie of the Wolves won the Newbery Medal in 1973, and she received a 1960 Newbery Honor for My Side of the Mountain. She continued to write acclaimed picture books that celebrate the natural world. Her other books with Wendell Minor include The Wolves Are Back; Luck; Everglades; Arctic Son; Morning, Noon, and Night; and Galapagos George.