Award winning author Avi shares a fantastic story of Nashoba, an old wolf trying to keep leadership of his pack by finding food and Casey, a young boy desperately wanting to be old enough to hunt. In Old Wolf (Lexile: 630; Interest Level: Grades 4-7), these two stories are told in alternating chapters.
Nashoba must find food for his pack. As he searches, he is given help by a raven. Casey plays a video game called Bowhunter, but he really wants to learn to hunt with a real bow. When Casey gets a bow for his birthday, he thinks he is ready for all that entails. However, when Casey's story intersects with Nashoba, both characters learn a valuable lesson. This is a 2017-2018 Indian Paintbrush Nominee. (160 p.)
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