Beth's Review: A Wolf called Ring by A.W. Sibley
Publisher: Brighton Publishing LLC
Released: April 15th 2014
Genre: Action, Adventure
Length: 280 pages
Format: eBook, Paperback
Dub Sibley, a farm boy growing up in pre-WWII Louisiana, raises a half-wolf pup and names it Ring. The black wolf dog with the white ring around its neck becomes Dub’s best friend, and together they work on the farm, explore the woods nearby, and hunt for squirrels and other animals that are vital to the Sibley family’s survival. No one understands the bond between the boy and his dog, not even Dub’s parents or his sisters and brother. When Ring’s talent for hunting and treeing squirrels shows up a wealthy rival in a well-publicized contest, the rival wants more than revenge: he wants to own Ring. But Dub isn’t selling his prized dog, no matter what the man offers, because Ring isn’t his possession—he’s Dub’s best friend. The wealthy man finds he must use other, illegal means to ensure the wolf dog never again hunts for anyone but him. Finding himself a prisoner, alone, confused, and far from home, Ring the wolf dog must seek a means of escape so he can head back home to his friend Dub. His cross-country journey from his kidnapper’s home in Massachusetts to Dub’s farm in Louisiana will be long, arduous, and filled with challenges that only a wolf can survive. Does he have the strength and courage it will take to find his way back to Dub? Along the difficult trek, Ring must decide whether to be a dog or a wolf—and his decision will affect not only his own survival, but the also the life or death of the she-wolf he meets along the way.
Four Boundless Stars
I was asked to read A Wolf called Ring and provide an honest review. This is a cute story sharing the adventure of an intelligent wolf dog, named Ring. Dub’s father has a dog, and her interest in a feral wolf brings an adorable wolf-dog puppy, Ring. After begging for a dog of his own for years, Dub is thrilled and names for the white ring around his neck.
After introducing the family and Ring’s backstory, readers join his many journeys through life, as he becomes a hero to some, and starts a family of his own. I liked this story; it’s full of imagination and a fantastical adventures.
A wolf called Ring is a family friendly story to be enjoyed by readers of all ages; a nice 4 Boundless Stars book.