Whispers of the Wolf

Item No: 1861

$ 16.95

  • 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.
    • 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
  • 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.
  • The Southwest is known for the beauty and drama of its landscapes, from red rock canyons and rolling deserts, to expansive blue skies and shimmering sunsets. The Native Americans who have lived here for thousands of years have a deep connection to and respect for this natural world, and their reverence for nature deeply influences their art. Some of the most common nature-inspired designs and symbols are water, rain, clouds, corn, mountains and animals. For Native Americans, nature is a gift from the Creator and in their unique, handcrafted works of art they celebrate this incredible gift.
  • At Shumakolowa we are proud to sell rare and hard-to-find books that celebrate Native American and Pueblo culture, history and art. Our selection of books has been carefully curated by our team of experts to inspire and provide insight into these unique art forms.
  • At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we are proud to bring you books, music and films that celebrate and illuminate Native American artists and the original authentic art forms that are distinctive to Native Americans of the Southwest. These works are written, produced, directed or recorded by Native American authors, filmmakers and musicians or were created in consultation with Native American experts. In our unique collection of media, we bring you the finest scholarly books recognized for their nuanced exploration of Native American culture; music that comes out of Native traditions of prayer, song and dance; and films that use the voices of Native American people to examine their stories, art and history.
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