Monday, April 08, 2013

Wolves of the Beyond Series Book Series Review

By Kathryn Lasky

The writer who gave us the Guardians of Ga’Hoole returns readers to the World of the Beyond, and then, Beyond the Beyond. In this excellent series for both boys and girls, it is impossible to not fall in love with the noble characters yet fear the cruel characters. Such is the wolf pup, Faolan, who has been abandoned by his mother but is raised to adulthood by Thunderheart, a grief-stricken bear that has lost her bear cub. It would be difficult not to cheer for Faolan and Thunderheart as they overcome obstacles necessitated by their battle for survival.

Each of the books’ plots is engaging. Yes, these are beautifully written fiction, but the beauty becomes meaningful by appealing to the reader’s ability to care about the characters and their fate, which comes naturally.

Elizabeth Kennedy, a top Curriculum and Training Developer, recommends series that encourage children to read on a regular basis, “ And then, try to find a series that she (he) really likes and will want to continue reading,” and the Wolves of the Beyond is a winner among series . For further recommendations on encouraging reading follow this link: http://childrensbooks.about.com/bio/Elizabeth-Kennedy-5394.htm

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