June 16, 2010


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Wolven Hello and welcome to Scholastic Booktalks where we recommend brand new Scholastic books that we think you will love. Today's booktalk: Wolven by Di Toft.

Twelve-year-old Nat has been sad since his dad ran away, so his granddad decides that the family needs a dog. Not just any dog, but a very special one, and preferably a puppy!

On the family's trip to a farm, they are introduced to the weirdest looking dog they've ever seen. This dog is not a pure-bred and definitely no puppy. Its fur is matted and looks like it was cut with scissors. It smells incredibly bad. And it has the biggest head ever!

And then the strangest thing happens. While the family is discussing whether or not to adopt the dog, Nat has a weird daydream. He sees what will happen if the dog doesn't get adopted, and it isn't pretty. So Nat decides that the family must get the dog to save it from a terrible future!

Nat takes the dog home and names him Woody. When he discovers the word "Proteus" tattooed on Woody, he realizes that Woody isn't a normal dog. Proteus was a Greek god who could change his shape. Whoa! Does that mean that Woody can transform? Is Woody just an average dog, or is he . . . something else? What is Woody's true identity?

Read Wolven by Di Toft to find out!

— Jen, Scholastic Booktalker

  1. Emily

    looks really cool, I love fantasy, if you havent read
    Percy Jackson or Harry Potter (just the top for fantasy lovers)you have to!

  2. Enalie

    wow it sounds like a great book!!! i think i will make a book list this summer and i will put on the the top of the list! and i am sooo into Greek gods! i hope its going to be in schoolastic ordering forms and if i don’t have enough money,i will beg my mom for some money!!!

  3. guardianofgahoole

    that book sounds totally AWESOME!!!! by the way, read guardians of gahoole series. Hoo Hoo

  4. PoCh123

    Sounds and looks really cool! I would want to read it so much I would do anything! (Well except for high payments and dares.) I hope to add that book in my list of summer reading, and to read it myself and enjoy the book. :)

  5. kamryn

    yah i guess it is for all ages but not for like 8 year olds that would probly be freaked out

  6. Emily

    I hope I can read it because
    Im so into greek gods.
    just in case,anybody who
    hasn’t read percy jackson yet totally should

  7. SuperSapphireSpy

    Wow! sounds really good! at the beginniong of the summary i was skeptical, but when i heard the end about greek gods and magic, i was so in! i LOVE fantasy!!!!!

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