by Jerome Hellmuth
This is an older book that I found once because it was mentioned in another about wolves, and looked for at the library. Written in the same era as Captive Wild and Never Cry Wolf, when people still assumed a wolf was vicious by nature, this family proved such notions wrong by raising a wolf in their household with their young children. Of course the wolf's behavior differed in many aspects to a dog's, but the Hellmuths showed that by treating the wolf with respect, kindness and patience, the animal could live harmoniously among them and be trusted. It's been years since I actually read the book, so I can't recall any details, but I remember it being interesting and well-written in a friendly style, and I'd like to read it again if I can ever hunt down a copy. If you're interested in wolf behavior or canines in general, it's a pretty good read about a personal experience with wolves (if perhaps a bit outdated).
Rating: see my later review....... 186 pages, 1964
anybody else read this book?