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Watch Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond #3)

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  3,107 Ratings  ·  88 Reviews
A wolf's eye view of the legends of Ga'Hoole in this stirring third installment of the Wolves of Beyond series by bestselling author Kathryn Lasky.
Born with a twisted paw, Faolan was abandoned as a wolf pup and left to die. But not only did he survive and make it back to the wolf clan, he proved himself to be one of the most worthy wolves of all.
But just as Faolan is abo
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Scholastic, Inc. (first published 2011)
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Steven R. McEvoy
This book continues directly upon book three Shadow Wolf. Folan and Edme have first been sent on a quest. They must go to the place of their tummfraw, their abandonment before they became gnaw wolves. But shortly after their arrival at the ring of fire and start their training, things seem off.

Kathryn Lasky is an amazing storyteller. The Hoolian world that she has created that is shared by the owls, wolves and bears of the beyond, has captured the imagination of people around the world. In this
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Kayla
Jun 17, 2011 Kayla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! Just love Faolan. He's so innocent and loyal. He's quick to defend his friends and is always eager to learn.

Also, the Namara MacNamara's speech in chapter twenty two was awesome. MacNamara is my favorite wolf clan. I'm so happy that they got their revenge on the MacHeaths. However I since that the MacHeaths are not finished with their dirty work. Heep is still out their somewhere.... There are many wolf enemies at work in The Outermost. I would predict that they will soon attack and
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Alyssa D'angelo
Sep 25, 2012 Alyssa D'angelo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bayla-recommends
Great book but the description is TOTALLY off... A fellow watch wolf is NOT kidnapped by a bear starting a war... A bear cub is kidnapped by a wolf to start a war... That's what the description SHOULD read...
Ashley
May 11, 2013 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Stephanie Bibb
First off, I'll start by mentioning I haven't read any of the other books in this series or the related series. I picked this up because it looked interesting, and ended up reading it in a day for fun. Not my usual fare, I went in knowing this was for a younger audience, though I used to read books like Warriors and The Sight, and this is what it reminded me of.

Overall, enjoyable read, though it felt repetitive a few times (the constant mention of marrow, though I realized by the end of the book
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Lori Schiele
SAME REVIEW AS BOOK ONE and TWO of this YA series about wolves.

The Wolves of the Beyond trilogy is a spin-off by the author of the Guardians of the Ga'Hoole -- the YA series, and also a motion picture, about owls of the Beyond. Watch Wolf is Book three of this newer series: Wolves of the Beyond.
Although written for a young adult audience, I still enjoyed most of it (although my vast knowledge of wolves kept pointing out the wrongs and rights about the book).
I found the series interesting tale
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Aubree
Jan 14, 2014 Aubree rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Though this book was not meant for adults it is a great family book with adventure, knowledge and a feeling that everyone has a place where they belong. I hope you read this book and fall in love with the characters just like I did.
Vanessa
Sep 05, 2015 Vanessa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Candy Guan
Mar 01, 2014 Candy Guan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it was awesome!!! :) :P
Todd
Jan 30, 2017 Todd rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This and related series are among my middle daughter's favorite. The first book of the series, Lone Wolf, seemed to focus on a relatively realistic approach, especially focusing on the animals at a natural or biological level, despite the apparent fantasy also involved. This has evolved over the second now this, the third in the series, to be a highly fantastic departure from the natural. Lasky continues to spin an entertaining tale and mix in enough action, drama, and suspense to keep her targe ...more
Nicholas Kane
This is actually more like a 3.5/5. Another short review because there's not much to say about these books. I definitely think the series gets better as it goes on. There was more tension built up in this one (view spoiler) ...more
TheGracefulReader
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Alyssa
Apr 19, 2015 Alyssa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animal-fiction
So many things to say about this juvenile fiction book. It's a little ridiculous.

First off, this is by far the best book of the series so far. However, it's not because of the plot involving Faolan, the main wolf we are supposed to care about. I found the story of his friend, Edme,to be far more interesting.

Born in a clan of wolves known to be brutal, Edme finds out she wasn't born with her eye missing at all. Since only deformed wolves are considered to be chosen as a part of the honorable upp
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Logan Vandewettering
Logan VandeWettering
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December 11, 2012
Independent Novel Review

Finding yourself and who you are, how do we do that? Sometimes it’s just sitting down and thinking of what kind of person you are. Other times you have to take a journey to figure it out. That is what Faolan did in the book Wolves of the Beyond Watch Wolf by Kathryn Lasky.
Faolan is doing this same type a thing. He was separated from his mother early on in the series and never saw her since. He has gone through a journey to
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Poodle Emoji
In this book, the MacHeath clan becomes so smart, they're stupid. The war theme is so milked by now that I knew that "Of course Faolan's side wins!"

But wait. There is no war.

Wtf? I was hyped!
Kahlan
Jun 29, 2012 Kahlan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
S’il y a bien une chose qui m’horripile, ce sont les quatrièmes de couverture mensongers ! Quand il s’agit de promouvoir un ouvrage en enjolivant les choses, je peux encore le comprendre. Mais quand le résumé est totalement à côté de la plaque parce que celui qui l’a écrit n’a, de toute évidence, pas pris la peine de lire le livre qu’il résume, c’est impardonnable ! Ne vous y fiez donc pas, aucun loup ne se fait enlever dans ce troisième volet des aventures de Faolan, c’est d’un ourson qu’il s’a ...more
Anna
Aug 30, 2014 Anna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wolves
In the previous book, Faolan was undoubtedly the hero of the story. In this one, Edme really steps forward as a major character. She is so unlike other MacHeaths as well as other wolves of the Beyond – cheerful and kind despite all the sorrow she suffered, and yet she is strong and brave enough to deny the rule of MacHeaths. It’s no wonder that Edme becomes my favorite character, a brave daughter of a brave mother. I also thought that the story of two more MacHeath she-wolves, Katria and Airmead ...more
Dolly
May 28, 2013 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: children starting to read longer chapter books
This is the third book in the Wolves of the Beyond series by Kathryn Lasky.

Our oldest picked up Lone Wolf, the first book of the series, at our local library and thought she'd check it out. I'm sure she selected it because she really likes wolves. She has become enthralled with the series and has started to read the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series, too.

She really likes these stories and is excited to read more of the books in the series. It's a quick read, and while the drama is a bit predictable,
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Lynn B.
Nov 08, 2014 Lynn B. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young kids only, maybe wolf lovers
Recommended to Lynn by: Wolf lovers
Faolan now is a Watch Wolf: he's one of the many wolves to look after a sacred crystal, which is kept inside a volcanic area. But war is about to come when a bear cub gets touched by a wolf (which is blasphemous, apparently) and the bears march to war.

The characters are still as dull as before. The only good charcter from the previous books doesn't even appear in this one. What a bummer.
The story is a bit cool, I must say. Finally we at least get some real war, and the volcanic cave setting is
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Ian Berry
Sep 10, 2013 Ian Berry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought that this book was easily one of the stronger books in this series, in terms of the stories speed. One main reason this book was so excellent was because the story "kicked off" right from the start, and because hit the main charecter(s) with their origins being a lie, mainly Edme. There are parts in this series that I far too redundant, such as them emphisizing the fact that Faolan had the second milk giver of a bear. Edme, on the other hand, was a mystery because she was a new charect ...more
Nina Marasco
Jul 02, 2012 Nina Marasco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the third book of the Wolves of Beyond series, "Watch Wolf", the author Kathryn Lasky writes about the Gnaw Wolf , Faolan, who is now a Watch Wolf of the Ring of Scared Volcanoes. A bear cub has been snatched by a confused wolf and upsets the peace between the bears and the wolves. The bears are ready for revenge on the innocent wolves, which must fight back or face their doom.

Faolan, who was a wolf born with a twisted paw and raised by a grizzly bear mother, finds the conflict between them
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Shelli
Mar 25, 2013 Shelli rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I found myself astounded as I got to the end of this book and found an author's acknowledgement page starting that she 'borrowed' the climatic war speech in the end of her story...from a real-life speech recorded during war time. I have never seen the like in a kid's book before. I don't know about anyone else, but to me this says, "I'm not imaginative enough to write my own dialog, so I'll just take a speech from someone else and change the words a bit for my story." I can't imagine what the au ...more
Grace Cuenca
Mar 24, 2012 Grace Cuenca rated it it was amazing
This book was so good. One thing that I liked was that it was not first person and there were many points of views. You could see what was going on all over the Beyond. This book spoke of a betrayal that could have destroyed all the animals of the beyond. It also had an aura of treachery and when Faolan was reunited with his mother Morag. The main message of this book seemed to be that anyone could make a difference even if they are just a low-ranking gnaw wolf. The source of all the commotion ...more
Robert Murray
Jan 24, 2014 Robert Murray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the plot and the setup was great, but there is a few flaws. What happens is that Faolan and his friend Edme are new recruits of the watch of the sacred ring of volcanoes. When they are about to go to the ring Edme visits her clan the MacHeaths, while there she finds out the grim truth about something I will not spoil, angry, she proclaims that she is now a free runner, or in other words, a lone wolf. Angered by losing the chance of ruling the ring the leader of the clan trys to start a ...more
Rivkah
Jun 19, 2011 Rivkah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-books
Faolan, what a neat name. Anyways, I think there is something special about him. Special-cool not incompitent "special". He leaps really high, and then there's the swirly design in his paw. He knows things he shouldn't, and can foretell things, something like that.


This book is "smashing", yes I know weird terminology, with Kathryn's other series about owls Guardians of Ga'Hoole .

I love the intelligence of Faolan, and his way of thinkings. Great series! Perfect "G" raiting.

The last few lines were
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Erin Tessel
Feb 10, 2013 Erin Tessel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Faolan is the main protaginst of the books.

Faolan and his friend Edme are new Wolves of the Watch, but in the Beyond a war is starting to brew and a bear cub has been kiddnaped by wolves, The Wolves and Bears have had Peace for hundreds of years and now things are starting to break down between the wolves and bears, Faolan's second mother was a female grizzly bear and raised him like her own, Both Faolan and Edme must find the hidden traitor that hides in the clans and save the bear cub, but if
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Kate Z
Sep 11, 2012 Kate Z marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Was reading this book WITH Will, our now 7 year old. Aside from the names which are tricky for him, it's readable (though not printed in larger, wider spaced font which is still more helpful to him as a reader). He is able to "decode" almost all of the words pretty well.

However, with all of that said, I think that the subject matter, while highly interesting to him in many ways, is really too "mature" for him. Clan warfare, mutilated wolves, feminist wolves ....it's not bad stuff; I just think
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astrid
Sep 11, 2015 astrid rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
This book was getting worse and worse. Now I don't know if it's just me, if I'm too old or if it's the writing style of the author, but this book is so messy and confusing and boring at the same time. Everything that happens is spoilered by the short synopsis at the back of the book.
Jumping wolves do appear, which - only by thinking about it - makes me roll my eyes.
A lot of little things annoyed me. Faolan acted like a little bear cub (or the cub seemed older than he was?). All in all I don't li
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Christy
Update:
I knocked it down a star. I was thinking about the developing story arc, guessing where it could be going, and looked my suspicions up. I was hoping I was wrong, but I wasn't. I am not happy with reincarnation stories. sigh...


This series is enjoyable and hard to put down, good thing they are a quick read. We liked this one much better than the first two, probably because there was more development in the story arc of the series. I liked some of the messages, like understanding of the re
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Tyler Neuhaus
Jan 26, 2016 Tyler Neuhaus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was called Wolves of the beyond the author was Kathrin Laskey. This was a mystery book because a cub was taken and didn't find out were they took him to the end. The main character was Falon, Edme, Toby the cub and Arthur. They were all in peace in the beginning but in the middle the cub toby was taken. Toby was taken to the rings and was going to die if he wasn't saved. The bear were outraged because they knew that toby was taken and were about to go to war but then falon and edme sav ...more
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Kathryn Lasky is the American author of many critically acclaimed books, including several Dear America books, several Royal Diaries books, 1984 Newbery Honor winning Sugaring Time, The Night Journey, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.
She was born June 24, 1944, and grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is married to Christopher Knight, with whom she lives in Massachusetts.

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Other Books in the Series

Wolves of the Beyond (6 books)
  • Lone Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, #1)
  • Shadow Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, #2)
  • Frost Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, #4)
  • Spirit Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, #5)
  • Star Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, #6)

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“Courage... is fear holding on just a bit longer.” 16 likes
“I will go to the Ring of Sacred Volcanoes, but I shall go not as a member of the MacHeath clan — no, I shall go as a free runner. I reject you. I deny you, I refuse and repudiate you as my clan.” 1 likes
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