Face to Face with Wolves, Paperback Book

Face to Face with Wolves Paperback

Part of the Face to Face series

5 out of 5 (4 ratings)


The Arctic wolf inches towards you. Like you, he is torn between fear and curiosity. His instinct leads him towards the scent of your leather boots.

Your instinct is to reach out to this curious white canine.

Suddenly, he snarls, and you're face to face with a wild animal. For years, photographer Jim Brandenburg has observed lone wolves by moonlight, Arctic wolves leaping onto ice floes, and wolves hunting and foraging for food.

Packs of grey wolves surround his house in Minnesota.

Let him lead you on an intimate journey through their mysterious world, making a persuasive case for the protection of this threatened species, and showing how wolves and humans can live together.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • 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.

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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.

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