Alphie, a Yellowstone wolf pup

Author: Brain A. Connolly

ISBN 978-1-62137-201-1 (hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-62137-200-4 (softcover)
ISBN 978-1-62137-202-8 (eBook)

172 pages 

When three month old Alphie, a wolf pup of the Lamar Pack, woke up from a long nap, he discovered that he was alone. His pack had moved to their high country rendezvous at Opal Creek accidentally leaving him behind to face the wild valley on his own. He was lost and frightened. His tiny howls attracted a grizzly and a mountain lion. 

After facing many dangers during long days and longer nights, Alphie is rescued by an old wolf returning to the pack. Grandfather becomes Alphie’s protector and teacher. Their meeting marks the beginning of a long friendship that weaves its way through all of the exciting adventures that Alphie experiences during his first year as a Yellowstone wolf pup. 

Alphie, a Yellowstone wolf pup is a verbal map of the northern range of Yellowstone National Park. Beautifully rendered sketches fill in the details. The story introduces young readers to this special wilderness and wild places in general. Wandering the Lamar Valley, with book in hand, a reader should be able to locate Druid Peak, the Ledge Trail, the rendezvous site, Jasper Bench, Chalcedony Creek, as well as other landmakers in Alphie’s Territory.


Brian A. Connolly’s novel Wolf Journal was an Oregon Book Award Finalist. A revised German translation of Wolf Journal, Wolftagebuch, was published in Germany in March, 2012. His second novel, Hawk, is the sequel to Wolf Journal. Mr. Connolly writes in Yellowstone and at home in Bend, Oregon.

Category: Fiction, Juvenile

Type: books

Vendor: Brian A. Connolly

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