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The Boy Who Howled

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As far back as Callum can really remember, he's been living in the Wild as the furless mascot of a wolf pack. But when his pack sends him back to live with his own kind—humans—fitting in is quite a challenge. He doesn't remember English very well, so he accidentally says his name is "Clam." He's spent most of his life eating fresh-killed elk, so dining with vegetarians is
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens (first published October 25th 2010)
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Cheryl
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow. How original, and creative. The closest previous works I can think of are Mowgli, of course, and some science fiction. But this is very much its own smart, funny, adventurous, wonderful story. I don't like the blue cover, but prefer the b&w that I read, as it gives, imo, just a hint of metaphysical gravitas, which the story deserves.

It's not perfect, and in fact, during the first third I had trouble becoming engaged, but I'm giving it the full five stars because it so totally deserves
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Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
The Boy Who Howled is a fabulous middle grade debut book by Timothy Power. It's one that will encourage young reader, especially boys, as the main character's voice is one boys can relate to. Callum has been living with a pack of wolves in the woods for a few years now. When he was younger he ventured off from his family and became lost, only to be taking in by the wolf family. One of the humorous things about the book is Callum's interaction with the wolves and his ability to understand what th ...more
Katieb (MundieMoms)
The Boy Who Howled is a fabulous middle grade debut book by Timothy Power. It's one that will encourage young reader, especially boys, as the main character's voice is one boys can relate to. Callum has been living with a pack of wolves in the woods for a few years now. When he was younger he ventured off from his family and became lost, only to be taking in by the wolf family. One of the humorous things about the book is Callum's interaction with the wolves and his ability to understand what th ...more
Jill
Fast-paced with an off-the-cuff type of humor, I think kids will like this one.

Callum has been raised from the age of 3 by wolves. When we meet him, his wolf mother has decided it is time for him to go back to civilization and what follows is his attempt to fit back into society after so many years away. Through a series of outstanding coincidences, he eventually is reunited with his family.

Here's what I wrote for booktalks:

" What if you were raised by wolves? How do you think you'd act you retu
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Alice
Mar 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Delightful! I rooted for the main character from page 1. The imagery created the woods and the train station and the school in my mind immediately. The secondary characters each had their own personality--I especially liked the similarities between the wolves and the humans. Highly recommended.
Stacy Mozer
Oct 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
A great middle grade read about a boy who has been living in the woods and now must enter human society. Fun, witty, and enjoyable. I can't wait to pass it on to my 3rd grade students.
Heather
Jan 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
A wonderful children's book for any age. Very imaginitive and easy for young readers to follow along.
Cyndy Aleo
May 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade, boys
I'm always on the lookout for books with boy protagonists that my own middle grade boys will read, and when Sassa tore through Timothy Power's The Boy Who Howled without taking a break to go back to his Star Wars books, I figured I'd better see what had him so riveted.

::: The Plot :::

The Boy Who Howled
is a middle-grade romp that appears to be based on the cliche "He'd have been better off being raised by wolves." Callum is, indeed, raised by wolves after his parents leave him behind on a camp
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Chad
Nov 10, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I liked this Junior Library Guild Selection and believe that Timothy Power’s debut piece of work will be the foundation of several good readings to come. This book is not a difficult read and is perfect for those juvenile chapter book readers that are strengthening their reading skills. This book is just right for my 10 year old son, who does not particularly like to read, but put a book of his liking in front of him and he will fly through it. I enjoyed the clever writing with the misunderstand ...more
Arthur Pengerbil
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Reading Level: Grades 4 - 6

Callum's father keeps looking at him like he wants to eat him, literally eat him. This isn't all that odd, since his father is a wolf and Callum is a soft furless salty-tasting definitely not wolf pup. Unfortunately he is also approaching adolescence which means that he MIGHT want to make a challenge for the Alpha or Beta male position, so to protect him his mother brings him a school uniform and leaves him at the edge of the woods so that he can go live with his own k
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