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Publisher Description

This international bestseller that changed the way we look at wolves “opens new horizons in understanding animal nature and intelligence” (Newsday).

In 1948, Farley Mowat landed in the far north of Manitoba, Canada, a young biologist sent to investigate the region’s dwindling population of caribou. Many people thought that the caribous’ conspicuous decline had been caused by the tundra’s most notorious predator: the wolf. Alone among the howling canine packs, Mowat expected to find the bloodthirsty beasts of popular conception. Instead, over the course of a summer spent observing the powerful animals, Mowat discovered an animal species with a remarkable capacity for loyalty, virtue, and playfulness.
Praised for its humor and engrossing narrative, Never Cry Wolf describes a group of wolves whose interactions and behaviors seem strikingly similar to our own. Mowat humanizes these animals that have long been demonized, turning the widespread narrative of the “savage wolf” on its head and inspiring many governments to enact protective legislation for the North’s most mysterious creature.

Science & Nature
August 4
Open Road Media
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC

Customer Reviews

Vince T ,

Superb Book!

A fantastic storyteller, Mowat describes the wolf unlike any tale you have heard in your youth. Majestic animals that are often misunderstood and vilified, unfairly, you will learn a great deal about their true nature and importance in the circle of life. Highly recommended for young and old alike, it’s a book you cannot put down until finished...and then you still want to hear more!

GabriellaRice ,


This book is amazing. It opens your eyes to what is a misunderstood animal, and is written by an amazing zoologist. The reason I gave this book four stars is because Mowat left out the part where he killed the wolves he was studying, which gave a lot of readers false hope. But other than that this is a great and influential book.

jabbersmeow ,

A Brilliant Book!

Farley Mowat opens our eyes to a world beyond fear and hatred toward the elusive wolf. The chronicles of his journey with the majestic animals is nothing less than amazing! These incredible animals had been so misunderstood and feared, yet the time that he spends out in the wild observing wolves shows us that these animals are incredibly intelligent, cunning creatures that share an amazing family bond and closeness.

This book will open your eyes, and change your opinion about the elusive and majestic wolf!!

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