October 13, 2010

Wolves of the Beyond Book #2: Shadow Wolf

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Wolves_130x130Welcome to Scholastic Booktalks where we recommend brand new Scholastic books that we think you will love. Today's booktalk is: Wolves of the Beyond #2: The Shadow Wolf, sequel to Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky.

After being on his own since his second milk mother died, Faolan has found his clan. The MacDuncan clan let Faolan join their ranks, but as a gnaw wolf. Faolan was born with a deformity, a splayed paw with a spiral pattern on it. When wolves are born with deformities, they are considered cursed, given the name “malcadh” and abandoned in the wild. If the malcadh survives, it is allowed to return to the clan but is given the lowest ranking.

Gnaw wolves must sleep at the edge of the territory and fend for themselves. Occasionally, they are given scraps of food after the rest of the clan has eaten. They are expected to be humble and only do what they are told, but this is very difficult for Faolan. Although Faolan is considered deformed by the clan, he also has exceptional abilities. First, he can walk on his hind legs. And second, he can run incredibly fast.

His abilities cause jealousy among the other gnaw wolves. One gnaw wolf, named Heep, is intent on ruining Faolan's chances at winning the gaddergnaw contest. This contest, in which all gnaw wolves compete to become part of the Watch at the Ring of Sacred Volcanoes, is very important. It is the only way that a gnaw wolf can take a larger role in the clan. Faolan knows he has a better chance than the rest of the gnaw wolves, and he is determined to win! 

But when Faolan is framed for a violent death, he realizes that proving his innocence is much more important. Will Faolan find the true murderer? Or will his enemy succeed at framing him? Find out in book two of the Wolves of the Beyond series, Shadow Wolf!

— Jen, Scholastic Booktalker

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  1. SheWolf1029

    wow! ok i just got done with lone wolf, and started on shadow wolf, i think im in the middle, but i just love the books! i love wolves! there just my life! i hope a movie of the books comes out!!!!!!

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  2. Lucy

    my favroite book is drama queen and ive got a secret and confessions of a bitter secret santa and super sweet 13 and the boy next door and the sister switch and snowfall surprise and rumor has it and the sweetheart deal and the accidental cheerleader and the babysitter wars and star crossed and accidentally fabulous and accidentally famous and accidentally fooled accidentally friends and how to be a girly girl in just 10 days and miss popularity and miss popularity goes camping and making waves and juicy gossip and life; staring me and! and callie for president and totally crushed and wish you were here,lisa and see u soon,samantha and miss u,mina and winner takes it and the dead end and this totally _____ and mrs.fortune and can u see me and haunted castle on hallows eve and belive it or not

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  3. justus

    i really love drama queen and ive got a secret and confessions of a bitter santa and super sweet 13 and the boy next door and the sister switch and snowfall surprise and rumar has it and sweet heart deal and the accidental; cheerleader and the baby sitting wars and star-crossed and accidentally fabulous and accidentally famos and accidentally fooled and accidentally friends and how to be a girly girl in just 10 days and miss popularity and miss popularity goes camping and making waves and juicy gossip and life,staring me and callie for president and totally crushed and wish u were here,lisa and see u soon, samantha and miss u,mina and winner takes it all and the dead end and this totally _____ and mrs. fortune and now u see me

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  4. justus

    my favroite book is this totally _____ and haunted castle on hallows eve and revenge of the camp wenies and attak of the volcano monkeys and the dead end and hello kitty friends and junie b jones and can u see me and mrs.fortune and lone wolf and a to z mysters and rumar has it and justin bieber his world and ive got a secret and drama queen

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  5. Wolve Of The Beyond Faolan

    i love book 1 i can’t wait to read book 2 it’s at my library I’m so excited it’s a wonderful book

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  6. not tellin u...

    i loved the first book!!! it was soo discriptve and i love the part where he takes down the cougar!!! i want to get the second one sooooo bad!!!

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  7. Josh

    Man I need to read the next one when it comes out or if it does I just finished reading and hoped to look it up on google but didnt find it

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  8. David

    I am the world’s biggest fan of the “Guardians of Ga’Hoole” book series (but not the movie). I read “Lone Wolf” several months ago. I CANNOT wait for this book!
    It comes out on Oct. 13, which, for me, was two days ago.

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