This is a great children’s story that will show them the life of a young Pueblo Indian boy prior to the Spanish coming into the area. You get the idea of what his day to day life is like. Two Bird’s finds a young wolf cub that may not live. Two Bird’s takes the wolf home and soon finds that he not only has a great friend in his wolf but the other boys in the tribe are now including him into their running. I loved how the story evolved and the ending was perfect. For parents/teachers, I would suggest you read the book through first and check out the extra information at the end of the book. It will give you more information on wolves, the Pueblo people and the southwest. I found not only the story interesting but the extra information fantastic. This is a wonderful book to share with young and old alike
"Ahrooooooo" went the cry. It was the call of the wolf pack. A young boy named Two Birds heard it, and so did his wolf. Two Birds had found the abandoned wolf pup, and they had grown up together. Now, the wild was calling, and Two Birds had a choice to make. Struggling with a mix of emotions, he must decide whether his love for the wolf is greater than his need to be near it. Will Two Birds learn to let go—not just of the wolf, but also of his own fears?
Whispers of the Wolf is a beautiful picture book set around 500 years ago among the Pueblo Indians of the desert Southwest. A heartwarming piece of historical fiction, it weaves together themes of community, tradition, self-esteem, and respect for all life, creating a realistic portrait of a culture that continues to exert a vibrant, living influence today.
Age Range: 4 - 8 years / Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3