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Carlson-Voiles, Polly. 

New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
IL 5-8, RL 5.2

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Nika knows the wolf pup is not a pet and not a dog, but she feels such a connection to the young wolf she calls Khan. She helped rescue the wolf pup, has slept with it, fed it with a bottle, and just feels better being near the wolf. Ever since she and her brother were orphaned two years ago, Nika has felt out of place and doesn’t trust anyone. When she comes to live with her uncle in Minnesota, Nika begins to find place for herself. She becomes friends with Thomas and together they find a female wolf, Luna, and begin to feed her. But there is a man who is trying to kill wolves. How can they protect Luna? What will happen to Khan once he is full-grown? Should Nika try to run away and take Khan with her? If you love wildlife, adventure, and action, then this is the book for you!  (South Carolina Children's Book Award nominee, 2015  Prepared by: Karen Zimmerman, St. John Neumann Catholic School,

SUBJECTS:     Wolves -- Fiction.
                        Orphans -- Fiction.
                        Wilderness areas -- Fiction.
                        Minnesota -- Fiction.

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