Shadow Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond, #2)
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Shadow Wolf (Wolves of the Beyond #2)

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The second installment in bestselling author Kathryn Lasky's staggering WOLVES OF THE BEYOND series, a spinoff of the legendary Guardians of Ga'Hoole books.
The wolf pup Faolan was born with a twisted paw, a slight defect that caused his wolf clan to abandon him in the forest to die. But Faolan, with the help of the grizzly bear who raised him as her own, survived.
Now he'...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Scholastic Press
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SKCircles
Dans l'ombre de la meute est dans la continuité directe du premier tome de la nouvelle saga pour les 9-12 ans de Kathryn Lasky, Le royaume des loups. On y suit les aventures d'un jeune loup abandonné à la naissance à cause d'une malformation, et élevé par une ours. Dans ce second opus, Faolan a rejoint la meute, mais qu'il est difficile de s'intégrer, et de prouver que l'on vaut parfois mieux que ce que les autres peuvent attendre de nous !

Encore une fois, cette histoire manque de profondeur. Fa...more
Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
Faolan the wolf pup has found the clan wolves and has been trying to gain acceptance. He has been admitted to the clan but only as a lowly gnaw wolf. A wolf who eats last if they are even permitted to eat. A wolf who gnaws storys on the bones of kills made by the pack.
During the first hunt since his joining Faolan learns the gnaw wolves to not get to hunt, their job is to scout the perimiter for scat and urine and report findings back to the leader. He makes a horrible mistake and breaks pack la...more
Lori Schiele
SAME REVIEW AS BOOK ONE AND BOOK THREE OF THE SERIES:

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. Shadow Wolf is Book Two 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 tales as long a...more
John Parvin
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Steven R. McEvoy
Kathryn Lasky, in the forward wrote: "I have always thought that writing is not a solitary performance, but a collaborative - one between an author and the past-what she has read, listened to, and absorbed. The shoulders of giants are not just reserved for scientists as Newton suggested, but writers and artists perch there as well. If I have overlooked in my acknowledgments any giants, I apologize." She might be standing on the shoulders of giants but I am sure generations to come will consider...more
Erin Tessel

This is a great book about the lone wolf Faolon who was born with a twisted paw and now has made it back to his own pack of the Mcduncen clan, but life as the lowest ranking wolf of the pack as a knaw wolf is a hard life, and all knaw wolves must eat last and along the way he meets new wolves as knaw wolves of his own pack and other clans can faolon survive as a knaw wolf of the Mcdncen clan. Knaw wolf heep is jealous of Faolon, Heep sets Faolon up for a murder of a wolf pup, he may just be the...more
 2 Asha E
Book Review:
This book is about a gnaw wolf (a wolf that was abandoned because of a deformity and is left to die, but finds a pack) named Faolan, who spent the first year of his life with a grizzly. A gnaw wolf is the lowest raking wolf in a pack. They are nipped, they eat last, and their job in hunting is to sniff scat and gnaw the bones of the animals the clan/pack kills. On top of all that, there is this other gnaw wolf, named Heep, who wants Faolan to leave the pack. On one of the biggest hu...more
Ashley
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Dolly
Mar 27, 2013 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: children starting to read longer chapter books
This is the second 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 really liked the first two 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, it's still entertaining. We are introduced to more characters in this story and I'm interested...more
Robert Murray
In this sequel to the first one, Lone Wolf, the protagonist, Faolan returns to his clan as a gnaw wolf, a wolf who gnaws on bones to create a design, and also the lowest member of society in the clans. Faolan has become a very good gnaw wolf, and probably the best gnaw wolf of his generation, but some grow suspicious of Faolan and his competitor, Heep becomes wary of Faolan, because he sees him as his biggest obstacle in getting into the watch of the sacred volcanoes, one of the most respected o...more
Sebastian
Wolves of the Beyond” is a thrilling book that anyone can be sucked into. Kathryn Lasky is a amazing author. At first I read it slowly and got sucked into it immediately. This book is a book poeple of all ages will enjoy, this is a book about friendship, loneliness ,truth, and understanding. Kathryn Lasky has an amazing way of putting the reader in the situation. I have read this book and enjoyed it in so many ways that I have trouble expressing. I hope that you will enjoy this thrilling adventu...more
Andrew
Kathryn Lasky continues her tale of wolves in the world of the Guardians of Ga'hoole. While I've only read the first Ga'hoole book, this series feels less like a big fantasy epic. Instead, it focuses on the deformed gnaw wolf, Faolan, as he learns to fit into wolf society despite having been raised by a grizzly bear. Towards the end, we get hints of things opening out into a larger storyline, but for the most part, this is a smaller, more personal story.

Lasky does a fantastic job showing the com...more
James T
Could Kathryn Lasky do any better?! I don't belive it possible! Her words tied knots within my head, searing nothing more than a title that deserves the name classic into the side of my brain! I am incapable of describing the pure satisfaction that she deserves. I feel as if the characters stand in the very room with me and I stroke the course fur upon thier backs. Plus I could feel the emotional tention that resighned throughout the story.(view spoiler)...more
Ana
This is a adventuresome book you can sink your teeth in. Faolan tries again and again to have acceptance. He learns to fit into wolf society despite having been raised by a grizzly bear.There is a lot of drama and tragedy. I liked the part that when Faolan had went on the journey to kill moose and store it for the winter. It was surprising When Faolan was brave enough to go in the front of the line in the pack and hunt down the moose,but he was punished because he did that.

If you like to get awa...more
Elizabeth
This book is just wonderful in every way, the mystical order of the land surrounding ga`houl bring more exiting, thrilling adventures for readers.
Desiree
This series covers the dynamics of pack culture wolf clans and what it means to be on the fringes of a pack. Wolf pups born with a deformity are left to die soon after their birth. The gnaw wolves in this series survive being left to die and are made the outcasts of their packs due to birth defects. Ms. Lasky has a winner in her character fallon. Fallon is a gnaw wolf who's character is a interesting mix of vulnerability clothed in dignity. He struggles with his position in the pack and with kno...more
Rebecca
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Holly Simonson
This book was fantastic! But, sad, too. The sad part is when Thunderheart gets thought about by Foalan, and Thunderheart was a grizzly bear who found Foalan on a ice shaft in a river because he had a splayed paw. Packs get rid of pups when they have bad things that happened. Like, they died, they have no legs, they have no eyes, because they would be bad for the pack, so this grizzly was charmful enough to take Foalan as a cub/pup. This was Foalan's Second Milk Giver. I love this book because Fo...more
Anisah Hamilton
the book was amazing! same with the plot. i cried whenever faolan was getting punished
Kayla
Faolan has now found his home. But it still doesn't feel right. As a gnaw wolf he is not accepted in the pack, he is the lowest ranking wolf there is. Faolan is not allowed to hunt with the other wolves, he can't sleep with them, and he eats last. Faolan still feel that he was meant to be somewhere else. But, were?

On Faolan's path to finding out where he belongs, he meets new friends, and enemies.... Will Faolan be strong enough to deal with both his past and present troubles?

Great book can'...more
Anna
While "Lone Wolf" was about Faolan surviving on his own in the wild, this book is about him struggling to understand wolf laws and find his place in the pack. Though the main plot was developing a bit slowly, it thickened to the end and filled the climax with tension.
Another thing that I love about Faolan is the fact he was raised by bear: his calling different constellations by bear names, using bear curses ans his habit to sleep on trees and rear to his hind paws while hunting makes him an ext...more
Depuis La Foret
of coarse i read book 1, but not the owl one,
im to lazy and this book it too far gone from me XD

this book is great (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♫・*:.。. .。.:*・
not one of the best books but great for middle school and elementary students

after Faolan made it back to his clan, he was treated like an outcast. now he's a gnaw wolf(the lowest rank in the wolf pack) Faolan was framed for a crime of a murder of one of the female pack wolf. His life is on the line as he tries to find the true culprit.

i want faolan as a pet....more
Corky
I am currently reading this series with Shawn hopefully encouraging him to read more and learn to enjoy storytelling. The main character, Faolan, is a wolf who was taken from his mother as a pup and left to die because he was deemed to be defective. He survives and is raised by a grizzly he names Thunderheart for his first year. The first two books in the series deal with Faolan's survival and his journey to acceptance in a wolf pack. A coming of age story set in the magical kingdom of talking a...more
Katiana
In the harsh wilderness beyond the owl world of Ga'Hoole a wolf mother hides in fear. Her newborn pup, otherwise healthy, has a twisted paw. The mother knows the rigid rules of her kind. The pack cannot have weakness. Her pup must be abandoned on an icy riverbank condemned to die. But alone in the forrest, the pup, Faolan, does the unthinkable. He survives. This is Faolan's story, the story of a courageous wolf pup who rises up to change forever the wolves of theBeyond.
Romke van der Meulen
When you've read some of Lasky's books, you start to notice that they are all more or less the same. The first book of her new series "Wolves of the Beyond" at least had the advantage of exploring the world from new viewpoints: that of a wolf and of a bear. This second part continues only the wolf view point, and adds little new material. Basically it's more of the same. Ok to rad if you have the time, but nothing to get excited about.
Jesse Eschweiler
I have been a fan of many kathryn lasky books especialy the guardians of gahoole series this book series is a spin off of fore mentioned series I do like how kathryn uses other inspirations for some of her characters for instance heep a annoying loathed character was inspired by charles dickons urigha heep who is also an annoying pecimist I find shadow wolf to be far better than the first book in the series.
Seth
Originally checked this out from the library because Josiah wanted it, yet as I began reading it to my kids, I became engrossed with the main character, Faolan, and blazed through the rest of it tonight! This reminds me of books I read in my youth/childhood, where one actually cares about the characters and what happens to them. Similar to the "Call it Courage"-type of books. Definitely recommend it to others.
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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 lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her latest book, Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 15: The War of the Ember, was released on November 1, 2008. Guardians of Gahoo...more
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“Are you scared of going in to see the raghnaid [the council]?” asked a gray female pup.
“Are you cag mag [crazy]? If a bear was his Milk Giver, you think he’s scared of the raghnaid?”
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