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Monday, April 13, 2009

6th Grade Entry - The Last Lobo

6th graders at WOMS have been invited to post guest entries on my blog for YA books they’ve recently read. This is Andrew’s entry. Thanks, Andrew!

The Last Lobo
By Roland Smith
Hyperion Paperbacks for Children, 178 pg.

In the book, The Last Lobo, Jacob Lansa is a boy who travels from Brazil to see his grandfather. When he arrives at the retirement center, he finds his grandfather has moved out and gone to Arizona, the land of the Hopi Indians.

It is there where Jacob’s adventure begins. Jacob and his grandfather, Taw, go out to the Mesa Desert to search for a lobo (a wolf) that is suspected of killing the local farmer’s livestock.

Jacob is faced with many trials and obstacles as he tracks the lobo. If I tell you more, I might spoil the story.

Jacob, is a 15-year-old Hopi Indian boy who travels a lot between his family members. His grandfather, whom he admires, is teaching him history of the Hopi Indians while giving him guidance during the tracking of the lobo. It is through his adventures with the tracking of the lobo that Jacob develops into a young man.

This book really kept my interest because it was constantly changing with the unexpected. I always enjoy a book about wolves and wildlife. I studied the Hopi Indians a few years ago, which made this book even more interesting to me.

I think anyone of any age would enjoy reading this book. It brings to life the struggles of endangered animals and the problem to keep them alive when faced with people and civilization.

Submitted by Andrew T.


Mrs. Gatlin said...

This sounds like a great book! I am going to put it on my summer reading list. Mrs. G.

Jessica said...

Your summary was fantastic. I just finished reading this book for my daughter's 6th grade Book Talk group (adult led discussion). Thanks for posting. Susan (Springfield, MO)