People of the Wolf Book Summary and Study Guide

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People of the Wolf tells the story of a set of twins in pre-historic America. Runs in Light, is the dreamer of the tribe. He is also one part of a set of twins that are polar opposites. While Runs in Light believes in peace, Raven Hunter, his brother believes in the power of warfare.
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In the beginning the main character, Runs in Light, is hunting a wolf. It is pre-historic America, it is cold and the tribe is slowly starving to death. After Runs in Light kills the wolf, he is renamed, Wolf Dreamer. Raven Hunter, Wolf Dreamer's twin brother hates the respect that most of the tribal members show his twin. They do, however, want some of the same things, primarily the same woman, Dancing Fox.

There are many conflicting opinions between the twins, which drives a wedge between them. Raven Hunter thinks the tribe should stay in their place and fight other invading tribes, while Wolf Dreamer thinks the tribe should travel beyond the great ice wall that separates Alaska from the Southern parts of the United States. The new leader knows that there is hope to survive beyond the wall.

Raven Hunter seeks to steal Dancing Fox from his twin brother. While this transpires, the tribe has placed great reverence on the advice of Wolf Dreamer. This makes Raven Hunter angry and he decides to leave the tribe. Raven Hunter does not stay away for long and Wolf Dreamer leaves to find the "One", a spiritual enlightenment. When the brothers meet up in the wilderness, they will fight. Someone will die and someone will transform.
Best scene in story: I loved the scenes when Wolf Dreamer meditated and found enlightenment. It was soothing and very interesting to read.

Opinion about the main character: I liked the spiritual personality of Wolf Dreamer, but I hated his passivity when facing his arrogant brother, Raven Hunter.

The review of this Book prepared by Sherrie L.Hurd a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   trouble with tribes Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Terrain    -   Forest

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Alaska Forest?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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