Timothy Power’s debut middle grade novel, The Boy Who Howled, has that perfect mixture of tension, humor and surprise that makes you want to keep turning the pages to see what happens to Callum; a young boy who was raised by wolves and then sent back to live with his own kind—humans.
From the Jacket flap: “With wild humor, Timothy Power’s inventive writing brings to life a boy’s quest to find his place in a strange world. You’ll root for Callum—when you’re not howling with laughter.”
Yes, there were many laugh-out-loud moments in this story. If you’re looking for an uplifting and humorous story with a healthy amount of tension and a unique voice, then pick up The Boy Who Howled. We read it out loud at our house and loved it!!
But hey, don’t just listen to me. Here’s what the experts said:
“This debut is comical but also poignant.”—Booklist
“The comparison between the great Wild and middle school is an apt one, and debut author Power makes the most of Callum’s humorous foray into the human world. His attempts to win over the A-crowd with his food-gathering abilities are particularly amusing, as is his strange ability to communicate with the city’s stray dogs. A host of entertainingly quirky secondary characters, including a few of the lupine variety, complete the picture.”—BCCB
“A positively giddy comedy.”—Kirkus
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