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Booklist Online calls The Wolves Return: A New Beginning for Yellowstone National Park a “lovingly illustrated, educational volume”

March 27th, 2017

“…Tranquil wildlife scenes in soft, naturalistic colors are full of meticulous details and capture the majestic beauty of the iconic park, which teems with life. The clear, matter-of-fact text is a lovely complement to the warm scenes, which include vistas, underwater habitats, and close-ups. Additional information about the history of the park and the importance […]

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Both reviewers at Library of Clean Reads agree that The Wolves Return is “an amazing book for both adults and children”

March 24th, 2017

“We are always amazed at how much we learn from children’s non-fiction books. This one is an educational and excellent portrayal of the value of wolves in maintaining a healthy wildlife and ecosystem. Our Review: Reviewed by Sandra Olshaski Who couldn’t love this book about the value of wolves? From the pencil crayon and watercolour […]

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CanLit for LittleCanadians says The Wolves Return “is able to inform, fascinate and initiate dialogue about the world we impact”

March 16th, 2017

“I know a science teacher whose go-to book to introduce interrelationships of living things and the balance of natural ecosystems is Celia Godkin’s award-winning book Wolf Island (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1989/2006). I encourage a new generation of science teachers to look to her new book The Wolves Return to demonstrate those same concepts as they relate to the wolves of […]

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Geo Librarian‘s favourite aspect of The Wolves Return “are the beautiful illustrations”

February 28th, 2017

“…Due to the hard work and dedication of various scientists and organizations, wolves have returned to Yellowstone National Park. Godkin documents the changes that have come about because of that act….My favorite aspect of the book though are the beautiful illustrations that give the reader a peek into the natural world of the wolf. The additional information […]

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The Wolves Return is “a great resource…for homeschooling parents or teachers” says The Reading Castle

February 28th, 2017

“…The wolves return by Celia Godkin, biologist and associate professor at the University of Toronto as well as award-winning author and illustrator, explains the journey of reintroducing wild wolves to Yellowstone and the consecutive changes in the environments of the park in kid-friendly words…. Ecology is a complex topic, but Celia Godkin does a great job with explaining biological […]

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The Wolves Return is recommended by School Library Journal for its “affirming environmental message”

January 19th, 2017

“For many decades, wolves were absent from Yellowstone National Park. About 20 years ago, captured wolves from Canada were reintroduced into the park by environmentalists….Beautifully illustrated by the author in watercolor and color pencil, each spread brims with the diversity of animals, plants, and insects presently thriving in Yellowstone. Young ones will enjoy the positive […]

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Youth Services Book Review gives 4 stars to The Wolves Return: A New Beginning for Yellowstone National Park

January 16th, 2017

“…What did you like about the book? This book illustrates the effect that the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park has had on the ecosystem. The book demonstrates that predators at the top of the food chain have a profound impact.…The illustrations of the wildlife are beautifully rendered in lush colors. The book contains […]

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Midwest Book Review calls The Wolves Return: A New Beginning for Yellowstone National Park “[a] beautifully illustrated book about the interconnected web of natural life”

January 9th, 2017

“The Wolves Return: A New Beginning for Yellowstone National Park is a children’s nonfiction picturebook about the wildlife of the Yellowstone National Park in America….A beautifully illustrated book about the interconnected web of natural life, The Wolves Return is highly recommended for personal, school, and public library collections.” Click here to read the full review

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Publishers Weekly says “Godkin eloquently examines…the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park” in The Wolves Return

December 12th, 2016

“Godkin eloquently examines how the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park led to dramatic changes both in the landscape of the park and in the lives of the creatures that make their home there….Godkin’s text focuses on the interconnectedness of the animals’ environment and how one ostensibly small change can have dramatic effects over time. Although […]

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Baker & Taylor’s CATS Meow Newsletter featured The Wolves Return: A New Beginning for Yellowstone National Park as a Staff Pick

November 29th, 2016

“The Wolves Return is both a beautifully and a realistically illustrated picture book. It offers young readers just the right amount of text and back story to give them a complete picture of the purposeful reintroduction of gray wolves in 1995-1996 to Yellowstone National Park without getting too fact-heavy. Publishing 20 years after this historic […]

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