The Wolves of Currumpaw
Half a million wild wolves once roamed freely across North America. There are about 9,000 left today. Set in New Mexico during the closing days of the old west, this captivating illustrated book tells the true story of its two main characters; Old Lobo, leader of a pack of notorious wolves, and Ernest Thompson Seton, renowned hunter turned pioneering and iconic American conservationist. With their normal prey, Bison, hunted to depletion, Lobo’s small pack has been forced to adapt by raiding cattle and outsmarting all the efforts of ranchers to catch them. The clever Lobo eludes poisons, traps, hunting dogs and even the magic of a werewolf hunter. Only when Seton arrives with the newest technology does the pack’s reign come to an end.
Based on Seton’s book, Wild Animals I Have Known, this children’s storybook is educational and appealing for young ones and the adults who will enjoy reading it with them. Seton went on to become a founder of the Boy Scouts of America. He admitted his experience with Lobo was a turning point in his life. The Wolves of Currumpaw will surely charm readers as Lobo charmed Seton.