Family Pack

Family Pack Cover

Family Pack

By Sandra Markle; Alan Marks (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781580892179, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2011

Description
A real-life story of adaptation and survival.
Acclaimed science writer Sandra Markle and celebrated artist Alan Marks team up for the fifth time in this fascinating real-life story of a wolf and her pack.
Years ago, an effort had been made to eliminate wolves from Yellowstone National Park. Recently, conservationists decided to reintroduce the animal to the area, relocating wolves from Canada. Family Pack introduces readers to Female 7 and Male 2, the founders of the Leopold wolf pack the first naturally formed pack after the relocation effort.
Readers follow Female 7 as she sets out on her own upon her release to the 2.2-million-acre area that is Yellowstone. Without the comfort of her mother or other wolves, the young female grows and learns to feed, hunt, and survive in her new home. Eventually, she crosses paths with Male 2, and the wolves form a family of their own.
Back matter includes more information about wolves, a bibliography, and an author's note about the Leopold pack and the importance of reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone, restoring the natural balance.


About the Author
Sandra Markle has written more than seventy nonfiction books about science for children. She has won more than thirty awards for her work. In addition to her books, Ms. Markle has developed science specials for television as well as Internet-based educational programs. She lives in New Zealand.

Alan Marks's first children's book, Storm, written by Kevin Crossley-Holland, won the Carnegie Medal. He has illustrated many other books, including Little Lost Bat and A Mother's journey. He lives in Kent, England.