Friday, July 12, 2019

All Wolves Are Bad...Right?

Is it true…wolves are bad?

As a child, growing up, that’s what I believed. After all, the children’s books I read, characters like the wolf man, plus feature movies and cartoons, all showed the wolf as evil or in a bad light.

Years later, I was nearly hired to produce a film showing the wolf as bad and not worthy of reintroduction into Yellowstone. I believed the lies even then, although the project did not materialize. 

In the last several years, I have written adventures and mysteries for readers 8 - 12. One of those titles is Legend of the White Wolf. As I entered into the research for this book, I have to admit that I still believed the wolf would primarily be negative in the story. But what I discovered changed my opinion. As a result, Legend of the White Wolf puts the wolf into the positive light I believe these magnificent animals deserve.

It’s my opinion that, if we hope to change public opinion about these animals, the best way is to start is by informing children about the truth, especially in schools and libraries. 

If you are in a position to do so, I hope you will alert the people, organizations, and groups within your circle of influence, that Legend of the White Wolf puts the wolf in its proper light. 

Max Elliot Anderson
Legend of the White Wolf 

Legend of the white Wolf, a middle grade adventure / mystery, is now republished. 


Take two eleven-year-old boys, a mysterious white wolf, a dangerous band of illegal hunters, and all the excitement of the rugged outdoors near Yellowstone, put it all together in a book and you have an adventure story even the most "reluctant" of readers will pick up and enjoy. 

Brian Fisher was no different from other young boys and, so, it was not much of a surprise that he resented the fact that no one believed his fantastic tale about a white wolf. It was also no surprise that he decided to prove the story true, even if it meant putting his own life in danger. 

It all began when Brian discovered a white wolf pup caught in a trap and set it free. Since then, Brian was convinced that he and the wolf shared a special bond. Stung by the disbelief of his family and friends, Brian sets out to confirm the story and ends up getting a lot more than he bargained for. It is bad enough that he is caught out in a snowstorm and attacked by a mountain lion, but when a group of lawless hunters begins killing off the wolf population, that's when Brian has to get right in the middle of it. 
** Max Elliot Anderson weaves this story of adventure and trust with deft fingers, bringing the story to life in a fulfilling and meaningful way. "Legend of the White Wolf" should be included on every young boy's bookshelf.

** I believe it will appeal to everyone. It was simple and well written. The end was so gripping I found myself sitting on the edge of the couch. With its male protagonist it is especially geared toward boys. I don't believe that will deter girls, especially if they are animal lovers. I gave this book a rating of 5 out of 5

** Will Brian find Snowball, the white wolf again? Will the wolf poachers be caught?

** Filled with suspense and information on wolves.

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