Face to Face with Wolves, Paperback Book

Face to Face with Wolves Paperback

5 out of 5 (4 ratings)


Jim Brandenburg has lived with wolves. They surround his home in Minnesota where he has observed the same wolf families for years in and out of the seasons.

He's watched them hunt and play, forage for food, and raise cubs. And he's photographed white Arctic wolves in a pack that was so remote, it had not yet developed a fear of people.

He shares his gripping experiences and moving encounters along with fascinating information about the life of a wolf, from hunting habits to how they raise their young. And he makes a persuasive case for protecting the threatened wolf and shows how humans and wolves can live together safely and in harmony.

Jim Brandenburg's wolf photographs are some of the best in the world.

From frolicking cubs to lone wolves by moonlight to Arctic wolves leaping on ice floes, Jim has recorded the beautiful and mysterious world of the wolf.

In "Face to Face With Wolves", he shares the intimacy of his own wolf encounters inspiring readers to want to learn more about this intriguing North American mammal. As with each "Face to Face" book, helpful and accessible back matter, especially designed for report writers, includes a facts-at-a-glance section, a conservation feature, a science inquiry exercise, a glossary, an index, and how to find out more.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, 25 Full Colour Photographs
  • Publisher: National Geographic Kids
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Wildlife (Children's/YA)
  • ISBN: 9781426306983


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Face to Face with Wolves is a great research starter. The photography that was taken by the author is astounding and keep the reader interested in the topic. Brandenburg has had a facination with wolves since he was a kid and his research and historical knowledge gives this book some legitamacy while not having too much information for the reader to become overwhelmed. The maps are very helpful and the message is clear that we need to learn to cohabitate with wolves because they are a huge part of our eco-system.

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I loved this book. It has amazing photographs of these intiguing animals. It help us understand how wolves live.

Review by

Awesome photographs. Also, interesting information is presented clearly for the most part. Not a great book for very young children, unless they love wolves, but everyone should appreciate the photos. The reason I think this book is not intended for very young children is because there are a lot of words used that most young children will not know yet. Probably great for 8+. There is a lot of information about wolves in this book, it is fairly lengthy, another reason young children might not enjoy it as much.

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This book has so much to offer! It shows up close and personal the lives of wolves, as Jim Brandenburg photographed them from his own yard in Minnesota. He has had a longtime fascination with wolves, and he brings that enthusiasm to the information that he presents. The book is filled with details, and even has supplemental information on the pages themselves and in the index. Brandenburg gives lessons on how to use this text and others to supplement research on a particular topic, making this an ideal book to use when teaching students how to research topics and then use information gleaned to write reports and such. The vocabulary might be a little higher level than a beginning reader could manage on his or her own, but if read aloud to younger students, it could serve the purpose of supplementing a unit on mammals or wolves.