Letters From Wolfie (Paperback)

By Patti Sherlock

Puffin Books, 9780142403587, 240pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/11/2004)
MP3 CD (8/16/2016)
Prebound (2/1/2007)

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Mark’s dog Wolfie is part malamute, part German shepherd, and all heart. Mark can hardly imagine life without his big, loving canine companion. But in 1969, the Vietnam War is still raging, and when Mark learns that the army needs scout dogs, he decides to send Wolfie. As his dad says, a smart dog like Wolfie could save a lot of soldiers—soldiers like Mark’s brother, Danny. Besides, it seems like the patriotic thing to do. Inspired by real events, this is a heartbreaking story about sacrifice, loyalty, and the complex meanings of patriotism.

About the Author

Patti Sherlock is an author, journalist, and teacher. A native of Golden, Colorado, she worked as a newspaper reporter prior to moving to Idaho, where she taught creative writing at Eastern Idaho Technical College for many years. She has authored six books, including Letters From Wolfie, A Dog for All Seasons, and Taking Back Our Lives.

Praise For Letters From Wolfie

This story will stay with readers long after the final page is turned. (School Library Journal)