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If you have never read this intriguing, entertaining, and educational book of classic nonfiction, it is not to be missed! Never Cry Wolf, with the subtitle The Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves, is Canadian Farley Mowat’s masterful telling of his months living on the frozen tundra of the Arctic wilderness studying a number of Arctic wolves. A naturalist, the young Mowat was employed by the Canadian government in the early 1960s to find reasons to justify the slaughter of the wolves, and to confirm that the wolves were causing the over-killing of the native caribou.
As may be expected, Mowat discovered that the wolves were no threat to the caribou and, in fact, the two populations each mutually benefited the other. But don’t take my word for it! Mowat’s wry, humorous writing style is a great pleasure to read. Though the topic is serious, the sense of humor with which the story is told has the reader frequently laughing out loud, and at the same time falling in love with the beautiful Arctic wolves.
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