Amanda Durrant


Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, Rebecca E. Hirsch, Wolves, Wolf Pack, Animals, Mammals

Document Type

Book Review


This informational text explores the defining aspects of gray wolves: they are mammals and the largest member of the wild dog family. The book also compares physical and behavioral characteristics of gray wolves with other animals such as coyotes and African lions. Gray wolves live in remote portions of the North Hemisphere, and the book discusses their habitat and their interaction with humans. Finally, the author explores the life cycle of gray wolves while comparing and contrasting it with other mammalian species, such as the dwarf mongoose and snowshoe hare.