Whispers of the Wolf - Shumakolowa Native Arts

Whispers of the Wolf

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A beautiful picture book by author Pauline Ts'o set around 500 years ago among the Pueblo Indians of the desert Southwest.

A young boy, Two Birds, is shy and feels isolated from the other boys in his 16th-century Pueblo village. One day, he finds an abandoned wolf pup and decides to rescue and raise it. Through his wolf, he finds his voice as a storyteller and earns the respect and friendship of his peers. Eventually, he must choose whether to keep his wolf in captivity or allow it to run free and pursue its true nature.

A heartwarming piece of historical fiction, it weaves together themes of community, tradition, self-esteem, and respect for all life, creating a realistic portrait of a culture that continues to exert a vibrant, living influence today.

Paperback: 40 pages 

Grades: K-3


  • Author: Pauline Ts’o
  • Hardcover 40 pages
  • Publisher: Wisdom Tales (October 7, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1937786455
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches

About the Artist

Pauline Ts'o is an author, illustrator, screenwriter, photographer, and co-founder of Rhythm and Hues Studios, a computer animation and visual effects company that has won multiple Academy Awards (Life of Pi, Babe, and The Golden Compass―Best Visual Effects). Pauline's production credits as a digital artist and lighting/art director include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Disney's theme park attraction It's Tough to be a Bug, and various commercials, including the first Coca-Cola Polar Bearspot. She lives in Los Angeles, CA, with her husband and two 11-year old twins.

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