Children of the Wolf
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Children of the Wolf

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Mohandas's routine life is changed forever when two strange jungle creatures are captured and brought back to the orphanage where he lives. More animal than human, the creatures crawl on calloused knees, eat raw meat, and cannot speak - because they are young girls who have been raised by a pack of wolves. Everyone who sees them wants something of them, except Mohandas. He...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 1st 1993 by Puffin (first published 1984)
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Steven Strader
This was a wonderful read. Jane Yolen relates the events of a true life story through the mind and heart of a boy who was not, but might have been,a part of it. In Children of the Wolf we meet a child becoming a man who's only care seems to a preoccupation with himself, a girl, motivated by jealousy, who encapsulates the cruelty for which we are all capable, Mr. Wells, the missionary, who while knowledgeable and well intention-ed is more focused on the usefulness of souls in garnering attention...more
Oct 09, 2008 K rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Beth, Hannah, Jo, Katja
This is the first truly amazing book I've read since moving. An account of 2 children in India who were raised by wolves, and based on a true story. The way they express their emotions, and the way they evolved into a slightly different-than-human shape, seems to challenge the way we think about how humanly we act, and how people change and think. It speaks of deeper human nature and really pulls at your emotion. I wish this was a movie.
Interesting story that has a post-modern feel towards the end, of what makes up truth and reality. I liked the struggle that Mohandas has with trying to come to grasps of what he feels. Content is mild, with a little violence.
It was amazing! It made number 3 on my Top Ten.

Mary Ann
Quite unusual.
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Jane Yolen is a novelist, poet, fantasist, journalist, songwriter, storyteller, folklorist, and children’s book author who has written more than three hundred books. Her accolades include the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Awards, the Kerlan Award, two Christopher Awards, and six honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities in Massachuset...more
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