The Trophy: A Wolf Story, written by poet Karen Wilson, is a gorgeously illustrated new childrens book about a young boy who discovers the true character of a monster when a wolf saves his life.
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, the federal government is under pressure by local farmers and hunters to declassify the gray wolf from endangered to threatened, thus making controlled hunting legal and greatly depleting the wolf population.
In the book, young Jake realizes that his fathers terrifying stories about wolves are untrue, even though most people have always believed wolves to be ferocious creatures. The author hopes that by illustrating Jakes positive experience with a wolf, people and wolves can coexist with each other through hope and understanding. With this knowledge, Wilson seeks to halt the killing of innocent wolves.
The stirring story comes from the authors experience in nature and appreciation and understanding of wildlife. A gifted storyteller, Wilson acquired her idea from telling a group of Girl Scouts the story about her first encounter with a wolf.
In this entertaining and important tale, Wilson shows both children and adults the importance of wolves in the ecosystem and illustrates how the recovery program of the wolf is at a critical stage. Stirring and thought-provoking, The Trophy: A Wolf Story is perfect for any nature- or animal-lover.
The Daily Green Citizen Journalist
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