Never Cry Wolf
by Farley Mowat
sm_crywolf.jpg (14013 bytes)

"We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be – the mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than the reflected image of ourself." – From the preface of Never Cry Wolf, the 30th Anniversary Edition.

Price: $9.00 (softcover)

Farley Mowat, one of Canada’s greatest storytellers is a Founding Patron of Earthroots. Never Cry Wolf is based on Mowat’s true experiences studying wolves in the subarctic regions of southern Keewatin Territory and northern Manitoba. The image of the wolf that we see through Mowat’s eyes stands in stark contrast to the image created by the Canadian Wildlife Service. With much satire, Mowat describes the government’s strategies to annihilate the wolf, blamed for the declining caribou population. The enemy turns out to be a peaceful and noble animal, who’s hunting efficiency does not measure up to that of humans. Sadly, many of the myths about wolves which were common at the time of Mowat’s research still prevail and are reflected in current government policies.