Old Wolf

Illustrated by Brian Floca
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About The Book

Hunting—the predator and its prey—is at the heart of this riveting and suspenseful novel from Newbery Medalist Avi with illustrations from Caldecott Medalist Brian Floca.

In the computer game world of Bow Hunter—thirteen-year-old Casey’s world—there are no deaths, just kills. In Nashoba’s world—the wolf world—there have been no kills. For this is March, the Starving Time in the Iron Mountain region of Colorado, when wolves and ravens alike are desperate for food.

With the help of a raven, the miraculous Merla, Nashoba must lead his pack of eight to their next meal. The wolf hates being dependent on a mere bird, but Merla is a bird wise beyond her years.

When Casey’s path crosses Nashoba’s, the worlds of two very different hunters collide.

Excerpt

Old Wolf 1
IT WAS THE STARVING TIME.

Not the end of winter. Not the start of spring. Not cold. Not hot. Daylight and nightdark were almost equal. Mud lay here and snow lay there. It was as if Earth herself could not decide between life and death.

About The Author

Photograph by Katherine Warde

Avi is the author of more than seventy books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He has won two Newbery Honors and many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado. Visit him at Avi-Writer.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 2016)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442499225
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Lexile ® 630L

Awards and Honors

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List
  • Kansas State Reading Circle List Intermediate Title
  • Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title
  • Green Earth Book Award Shortlist
  • Wisconsin State Reading Association's Reading List
  • Keystone to Reading Secondary Reading List (PA)

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