Lone Wolf

written by

Kristine L. Franklin

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Candlewick, 2006

ISBN: 0763629960

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Three years ago, Perry Dubois and his dad left their lives behind and moved to the north woods. They don't see other people much up there. Perry's dad likes it that way, and Perry is getting used to it, too. So when Willow Pestalozzi and her large family move in nearby, Perry's not all that happy about it. But Perry can't help being drawn into the lively warmth of the Pestalozziseven if they remind him of everything he wants to forget.

Awards: Junior Library Guild selection; School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; Bank Street College Best Book of the Year; Rebecca Caudill Award; William Allen White Award, Nutmeg Award

Reviewers have said ...

"Franklin creates characters with great authenticity, and her first-person narrative adeptly captures Perry's voice without sacrificing a smooth writing style. This will be a juicy choice for book discussions." Susan Dove Lempke, Booklist

"The writing is sure; the dovetailing of grief and memory with the events of the plot is impeccable. Readers won't soon forget Perry and his father as they rejoin the human race." Kirkus Reviews

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