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Firstborn


A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Tor  SEIDLER
Publisher: Atheneum
Subject/Category:  5-8
Year Reviewed:: 2016
ISBN: 9781481410175
Review: Maggie the Magpie narrates her befriending of a lone wolf, Blue Boy, who has escaped relocation into Yellowstone. When Blue Boy joins another pack of wolves, Maggie stays and helps them hunt by spotting prey. As Blue Boy becomes the alpha male and eventually sires additional pack members, he has to battle for leadership from outside packs and within his own. His firstborn son, Lamar, balks at the leadership training Blue Boy is trying to instill and eventually leaves the pack for long periods in this strong tale of relationships and the struggles experienced by those trying to live a life outside the acceptable norms.

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