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Star Wolf

(Wolves of the Beyond #6)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  2,286 ratings  ·  98 reviews
The latest in Kathryn Lasky's hit series - a stunning spin-off set among the wolves of Ga'hoole.

A great cold has seized the Beyond. The warmth of summer, the smell of sweet grass and the great caribou migrations are distant memories. Now the wolves know only ice, dark, snow and endless cold. The order that kept the wolf clans strong for thousands of years has broken down c
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Scholastic, Inc.
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King Hoole
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a really, really good book. One of the better in the series in my opinion. Like the Guardians of Ga'Hoole focused a lot around legends, this book is very,how to say, spiritual. And I'm not referring religion wise. I mean things like gyre souls, spirits who are born again in a new form. (Ex: from wolf to owl to caribou to owl again.) I really loved this and all it's elements. But I don't want to give to much away. This SERIES also teaches earthly values like (to name just a few) honor, co ...more
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 24, 2013 marked it as to-read
Who got this recommendation based on Erin Hunter?
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the final book in a series of fantastic books that I recommend everyone read. The protagonist of the story, Faolan, has the character strength of being a leader as he helps his friends through difficult times by encouraging and challenging them and also leading by his actions. In this story, Faolan leads his friends to the Distant Blue, through all sorts of danger, but it is their only hope if they want to survive.
Sep 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
How are people rating this book when it isn't out yet? Goodreads shouldn't let people rate books until they are released. ...more
May 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Looks like I’ll finally have to read the Guardians of Ga-Hoole
Sombra Hall
Kathryn Lasky is amazing at setting the expectation bar relativity high and still blowing the bar into the atmosphere.

Lasky is great, this series (and book) is great and I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves wolves and can easily remember new words that are a massive part of this book series. The characters are well developed and after a while of reading you are able to build the connections you had previously made with the wolves from the earlier installments. be prepared however,
Logan Chaput
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: trimester2
In the book The Wolves Of The Beyond: Star Wolf by Kathryn Lasky, a wolf named Faolan leads his friends across a structure through the sea named the ice bridge. However, he is being followed by a rout of outclanners (wolves that have savage ways) that want to stop him. These wolves combined with the cold temperatures, high winds, and other various threats will cause this to be a very dangerous journey. Can Faolan and his friends survive the treacherous journey to the Distant Blue?
I think that
Hana Chaney
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am so sad that the series is over! This was such a good book. SO many twists to the plot and things you did not expect. GO WOLVES!!!!!!!
Dec 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
The first 200 or so pages of this book? Flawless, utter perfection, I was nearly crying at points, there were emotions everywhere. The ending??? Complete bullshit. What the hell was that epilogue???

I probably shouldn’t be this mad about a book for children but oh, man, you can not give me the completely beautiful, series changing book that was Spirit Wolf and then follow it up whatever the hell this is.
This book was an alright end to the series, though in all honesty I enjoyed the previous installment much more. There are still quite a few questions that I want wrapped up, mainly "what the heck happened to the owls in the Great Ga'Hoole tree?" There was one mention of owls after the earthquake and what they did, but it wasn't specified if those were just the rogue owls that lived or the owls from the Great Tree. I also want to know how the animals plan to repopulate. The wolves definitely have ...more
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Oct 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: kathryn-lasky
This is the first ‘Wolves of the Beyond’ book not to get 5 stars from me, and considering how much I love the series, that says something. Faolan’s little pack steps onto the Ice Bridge and heads to the Distant Blue… and that’s about the whole plot. The journey motive was the main storyline of ‘Spirit Wolf’ as well, but it was done so much better because it had many other motives and happenings going at the same time. ‘Star Wolf’ didn’t captivate me as much. I really loved the plotline of Faolan ...more
Jacqueline Holzberger
Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wolves of the Beyond #6: Star Wolf
By Kathryn Lasky

Notice: I don't believe that there are any large spoilers in this. I'm sorry if there are.

The main characters, who could be thought of as outcasts or survivors, include a large amount of wolves, two eagles, two bear cubs and an owl. Along the way they meet two puffins and funnily enough a moth.

The wolves include Faolan, Edme, Airmead, Caila or Aliac, Banja, Dearlea, Mharie, Abban, Katria, Maudie, Myrr, Whistler and a psychotic ex-gnaw wolf.

The o
Karen Huang
Oct 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was the book when Faolan and Edme figure out that they were lovers of a past time when they traveled separate ways on the ice tongue. They then become pawfast again. I find it kind of obvious that all this would happen, just reading the first chapter already told me everything that was going to happen, or you could say i suspected that it would happen and it did. I don't like it that much with the obvious part in it, but they way the author wrote the obvious part was very different from my ...more
It is extremely cold, and the wolves of the Byond are trying to reach a new land. But in order to reach it, they must travel toward the Distant Blue across an ice bridge and then from ice floe to ice floe. The author brings each wolf to life as they face challenges from all sides but also as unexpected allies such as narwhals help them out. I liked the idea of alliances between the species, and I was sad to see this series come to an end. Readers may get lost among the many animal personalities ...more
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think the book was great cause they finally caught Heep and gave him the gruesome death he deserved for his crimes trying to frame Faolan in the second book for murdering a cute little pup that Faolan dearly felt bad for. The book kept me thinking and trying to guess what was going to happen next. Although this book was thrilling I do have somethings I did hate and it was having two wolves pit against each other even though they are in the same pack.
Evie Boos
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i'M GOING TO GO CRY IN THE CORNER NOW!! I don't want to be done with this series after starting it in middle school. I love the happy ending, but it leaves you hanging. I wish there was just one more to tell about how they all react to the Distant Blue and what Faolan names all of the stars. ...more
Gylfie Whitneyi
A great end to a long journey for the wolf known as Faolan. Fav characters: All of the survivors except Heep and his outclanner rout [but I like Rags- he's the only one I like who was in Heep's rout]. ...more
Jan 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: no one, maybe wolfaboos
Recommended to Skylacine by: Amazon
A pretty disappointing finale, I'm afraid to say. But it has some okay things in it, too.

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Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait to read the other books in the series! ...more
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
awesome books my second favorite book
Clare Rhoden
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful series. Lasky's writing createsa mythological landscape, with a fully populated and informed culture that is both epic and intimate at the same time. I love these books. ...more
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lara Vehar
I finally read the conclusion to this series and it was okay.

The pacing could use a little bit of work - there were parts where they were just running and that's fine …. but they became boring really fast.

I did like that Heep was here again and that he was a huge looming presence through most of the book just plotting and being evil and whatnot - his death was really satisfying to see, Banja's death felt pointless because it just felt like: "okay the other cubs in the group don't have parents
Jun 08, 2017 rated it liked it
This book is part of one of my daughter's favorite series. Star Wolf covers the main characters' journey across an ice bridge between the continents. While the confines of an ice bridge sounds like a recipe for monotony, Lasky did a nice job of really mixing things up. She introduced some new types of animals, my favorite being the Puffins. I thought the fourth and fifth books were somewhat disappointing, but this one did turn things back up, though it did leave on an eminently sequel-able endin ...more
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2018

I feel like this is a "It's me, not you" situation. Because I might have grown out of this series. Which is sad, but true. Personally, I didn't care. I found it boring and predictable. But I am NOT the target audience. Younger me probably would've enjoyed this a lot more.

That being said, there are a few things other than what was said above that irked me. Characters were all over the place with their decisions and personalities (when they had one), and things were sort of convenient in ce
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Anna Cavallo
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Becky Cavallo
This is the final book in a series of fantastic books that I recommend everyone read. The protagonist of the story, Falun, has the character strength of being a leader as he helps his friends through difficult times by encouraging and challenging them and also leading by his actions. In this story, Falun leads his friends to the Distant Blue, through all sorts of danger, but it is their only hope if they want to survive.
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this book and gave it 4 stars. I gave it 4 stars because it showed like what was on the book was really happening. But i didn't give it a 5 because it could of had more detail. I connected with this book because it shows how they struggle with how and where they need to go and that is how i am sometimes with work.This book has some detail but it could of had more. ...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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“Don’t you see, Mhairie, if we don’t keep telling the stories, we shall forget them. And if we forget them, our marrow will leak away, our clan marrow will vanish. Now was not the time to forget. Now was the time to remember. Memory, Dearlea thought, is the life-pumping artery, the blood in that artery. Memory is the sinew, the muscle that stretches back to the Beyond and before the Beyond. Have we not come full circle? she wondered. Now is not the time to forget. She felt a quiet despair, for there was song deep within her desperate to get out. Lupus, she would not die with the song inside her! Her mother, who rode next to her on another narwhale’s back with Abban, turned toward her and howled, “Sing, Dearlea! Sing! You are a skreeleen. The first in this new world.” So Dearlea threw back her head and sang. And out of that dark place we fled That broken land so scarred and dead Our hopes our dreams forever gone. Then did we follow this wolf so bold To this place that did unfold As if lost in mists of time It was the Distant Blue A new world sublime. On a bridge of ice we walked and walked We now give thanks to Lupus, to Glaux, To Ursus and gods not known, And to whales who carried us The last way To here in our new home. The other creatures began to join in. The wolves howled, and from Toby’s and Burney’s deep chests came sonorous roars that stirred Faolan’s heart. Dearlea was so right to sing, to remind them of what they had left behind.” 2 likes
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