Timber Wolf Reviews
Short-listed for the 2013 Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award
Short-listed for 2011 IODE Violet Downey Book Award
HistoryCanada.ca recommended resource
Ontario Library Association Best Bet's Honourable Mention, February 2012
... Pignat shows an understanding and respect for Algonquin history and culture...a page turning adventure...It can also stand alone and apart from the series as a strong historical adventure which will captivate female and, especially, male young adult readers. Highly Recommended
Timber Wolf is a real boy’s boy book, filled with blood and guts, hardship and courage, the antithesis of Adrian Mole or the currently popular Wimpy Kid series. Our Jack even makes the Hardy Boys look like Pixar characters.
... astute and wilderness-savvy, a protagonist boys will admire and hopefully emulate.
..eminently educational... but well-hidden in the constant, page-turning action.
... read Timber Wolf and emerge far more enlightened about Canadian history.
[Pignat's] astonishing ability to speak from a young boy’s perspective and attention to detail transforms a good children’s story into classic literature.
In Caroline Pignat's more than able hands, this piece of the Byrne family saga is engaging, funny, stirring, and ultimately most satisfying. Pignat's ability to weave well-researched historical details into her beautifully told tale is stunning. And the voice of the story - as was true in the previous volumes - carries an unmistakable lilt. This is an author who has learned how to create a yarn - this one especially appealing to middle-grade boy readers hungry for adventure.
Canadian Algonquin history is realistically woven throughout the engaging twists and turns of th is story as Jack struggles to piece together his past. This riveting tale for ages 10 to 14 woul also make a great read-aloud.
I've been spending my sleepless nights with some amazing characters lately. I was immensely happy to catch up with Jack in this wilderness adventure. His is the third story of the Byrne family that began with Greener Grass (Red Deer Press, 2009) and continued with Wild Geese (Red Deer Press, 2010). Each stands as a riveting read; together, they are a wonderful saga.